John Legend opens up about his mental health and how stepping away from social media has helped.
During an appearance on The Unwind, the singer said, “I used to be on social media a lot more than I am now. I generally post more on Instagram and some on TikTok, but I kind of stopped posting on Twitter,” the Voice star tells Yahoo Life, noting that the platform now known as X has become “a little too toxic.” “After a while, having that much transparency between you and your audience — not just coming from you, but also coming to you — all the incoming [discourse], it was just a lot. After a while, I was just like, ‘You know, I don’t need that.’ And it’s truly better for my mental health. I just found it better for my mental health to stay away.”
He went on to say that there isn’t much in his life that stresses him out. “It’s not because I’m some master meditator or something like that,” he adds. “I’m built this way. I’ve been like this my whole life and I’m probably more calm now just with experience.”It’s not because I’m some master meditator or something like that. I’m built this way. I’ve been like this my whole life and I’m probably more calm now just with experience.”
John Legend makes it his business to stay calm especially having four children. “We’ve got four kids, two babies. So it’s always an adventure in our house, but it just makes it more fun. It’s just a lot more energy and excitement at home,” he says. “Chrissy loves chaos. And not only is it us, but we have friends over at the house all the time. We have people that work with us, nannies, all kinds of folks in the house all the time. We love to cook for people, to be social and to entertain.”
He is also going the extra mile to maintain his physical health as well. “I do some cardio and some weights, nothing too crazy or innovative,” he added that he likes to workout every morning in the family’s garage gym before the kids go to school. Legend has a long family history of high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and wants to make sure to keep an eye on both of those things, while keeping an “everything in moderation” perspective on food and alcohol.”