At the panel at Apple’s Cupertino, California campus, the K-pop star talked about how even though she started her music career at a young age, success has brought challenges.
“In all honestly, my journey has not always been the easiest for me. There have been valleys and trenches, and I have definitely faced some difficult trials along the way,” Rosé said; her comments begin at the 8-minute mark in the video below:
“These trials later became lessons for me to learn that in order to create and share positivity through my music, my mental health needs to be taken care of as a matter of priority, and prioritizing my mental health has helped me incredibly to complete my recent world tour and meet my fans all over the world.”
Rosé added that it is important for fans to understand that celebrities also struggle emotionally, and the pressures that come with fame can take a toll on one’s mental health.
“I think that would be very great, for everybody who works under the public eye,” the singer said. “I do feel like some of the things I do is just never enough, and no matter how hard I work on something, there’s always gonna be somebody who has their own opinion or who enjoy taking control of the narrative. And so, that comes to me as a sense of loneliness.”
She continued, “Just as we feed ourselves for better health and fitness, mental health can only be maintained equally — if not more intentionally — as our physical well being.”
Dr. Biden introduced Rosé as “a young woman of incredible talent and courage. A global superstar who is using her platform as a force for good in the world.” The First Lady added, “She’s also an outspoken advocate for mental health, and has greatly shared her story in the hopes of helping others.”
Along with Dr. Biden and Rosé, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy also attended the APEC Summit at Apple Park.