Ryan Tedder is opening up about the anxiety he had to deal with while out promoting OneRepublic’s last album “Oh My My.” In a lengthy post on Facebook, Tedder writes that he “hit a physical, emotional, psychological wall,” after what seemed like endless promotional appearances and performances.
"I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, not sleeping, on meds, not happy, anxiety on a crippling level and it was triggered from sheer exhaustion," he writes. "I looked at a calendar, realized I had been gone 200 days of 2016 and still had three more weeks of being gone. From my family, my wife, my kids, my friends, basically my life. I also realized that had been the last 10 years.”
Ryan says all that exhaustion led him to almost quit the music business, but instead he decided to take a break, even if it meant stopping all promotion for the record. The band took four months off, and Tedder focused on writing for other people.