5SOS' Michael Opened Up About Seeing A Therapist And It's A Really Big Deal

21 August 2015, 14:27 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden

Find out how Michael Clifford opened up about his mental health and the way it's gotten every 5SOS fan talking.

When it comes to 5 Seconds Of Summer, we mostly think of the boys as goofy teens who don't take a lot of things seriously. And we're not entirely wrong.

But that doesn't mean that sometimes, they've still been known to get a little deep, or serious. And Michael Clifford's latest admission might be one of the most important serious moments of them all.

During a gig this week, Michael took a quiet moment to open up about his own mental health issues for the first time. While he was brief, and understandably didn't go into specifics, it was a really important moment for fans everywhere.

"I was fixing some problems with my mental health," admits Michael. "I just saw a therapist real quick on the break we had." 

"Anyways, I’m going to shut up now. We’re gonna play another song it it’s OK?"

Since the video reached the greater internet, 5SOS fans everywhere have been reacting with love and support, managing to get #WeLoveYouMichael trending:


But more importantly than anything, Michael opening up about his own mental health is inspiring discussion amongst the 5SOS fandom about the stigma surrounding issues like depression and anxiety, and how talking about it is far better than keeping quiet.


In response to #WeLoveYouMichael, Michael talked about the onstage moment in an interview earlier today on Good Morning America, admitting that his therapy was just "a thing that happened, and it's all good now".


Regardless, here's hoping Michael's honesty can help a lot of other people!