Aw! 5 Seconds of Summer’s guitarist, Michael Clifford, addressed his ongoing struggle with mental health in the middle of a live performance. Click inside to WATCH!
Michael Clifford, 19, showed how brave he is by telling a sold out crowd filled with admirers of his band, 5 Seconds of Summer, that he was working on his mental health. A video from the show features Michael stepping up to his mic and telling the fans that he “fixing some problems” with his mental health, to which the crowd responded in screams of support. So sweet.
The best way to fix something is to confront it straight on, and that’s exactly what Aussie guitarist Michael Clifford did during a live show on Wednesday night, Aug. 19 while performing with 5SOS. Speaking openly from his heart, Michael told tens of thousands of fans that he was having some issues with his mental health… but also told them that he was working on it.
Michael’s band members quietly listened as he told the crowd about how he was “fixing some problems” in his life, and then immediately began to rock out with him once he was ready to play another song. Talk about being a supportive group of friends!
You can watch video of Michael addressing his mental health issues in the tweet below:
— •I SAW THEm• (@toxic_milk_5SOS) August 20, 2015
Of course, 5 Seconds of Summer’s incredible fan base were quick to show their support of Michael by starting a worldwide Twitter trend. The hashtag is “#WeLoveYouMichael,” and one scroll through the millions of tweets from fans reveals just how much they care about him. Check out some of the tweets below:
— rosii loves ashton (@masturwin) August 20, 2015
the fact that he spoke about his mental health means he's aware of it and is trying to overcome the bad things, im proud #WeLoveYouMichael
— so relatable (@5sosaint) August 20, 2015
#WeLoveYouMichael when u have a mental health problem u think ur completely alone. i hope michael knows that he always has our support.
— ˚₊* ellie *₊˚⁎ (@lqband) August 20, 2015
Michael was brave enough to talk about his mental health and tell us how he feels, he's so strong and deserves to be happy #WeLoveYouMichael
— selina,!! ✨ (@BIEBERMMXII) August 20, 2015
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers — Are you a 5SOS fan? Were you surprised to hear about Michael’s issues? Are you happy to see he’s doing better? Comment below with your thoughts!
— Lauren Cox