Finding it hard to fly solo all of the time, these 5 celebrities have spoken on feeling lonely while on the road. Their career may take them to plenty of amazing places but they often find themselves feeling alone when they’ve got time on their hands and no where to go. Feeling stuck inside a hotel room or somewhere very remote when they’re working, these celebs admit that it isn’t always easy to live such a lavish jet-set lifestyle as they’re often left feeling lonely. Some do their best to Skype with friends or even fly in family members when they’re feeling low, but it isn’t always enough to relieve their feelings of sadness and loneliness. Showing that there is downsides to fame, here is what 5 celebrities have to say about getting lonely while on the road.
Florence often finds the loneliness difficult: “In some sense you do think, like, ‘What am I giving up, what am I sacrificing, for this?’ I can get quite lonely. I have weepy moments. The last time I had a proper cry was in Australia. I was sobbing alone in a hotel room. I sobbed and sobbed and sobbed, and then I fell asleep… just, like, exhaustion and doing nine hours of promo. I just felt really alone. And when you talk about yourself so much, it’s like saying a word over and over again. It loses all meaning. I could have gone and been with people but, well, I’d wanted to cry at certain points during the day, and I did cry in a photoshoot: I had to go to the toilet and just go, ‘Waaargh!'”
Keira says that travel can get hard when she’s stuck in hotel rooms and she often doesn’t feel like she can go and explore because of her fame: “I travel alone and I enjoy a lot of it, but it also gets to the point when you can find yourself seeing the inside of just one too many lonely hotel rooms. My mother doesn’t seem to mind traipsing after me, and I have been known to phone and say, ‘If I can get you a ticket, will you come and save me?’ The more well-known you get, the harder it can be to go out and explore.”
Leo says he often has to travel to very remote places for his work and that can get lonely: “In this business nothing is as dangerous and as feared as loneliness. You shoot films in the most remote areas of the world; you’re separated from your family and your friends. And at some point you’re in your hotel room looking at yourself in the mirror and you realise how lonely you are and how far you are from leading a normal life. That is quite a punch in the gut.”
Rihanna says she often feels lonely when left in hotel rooms in new places: “It’s not all honey and treacle. I’ve had no more than seven days off in the past 18 months. My schedule is punishing. And I do get lonely sitting around in hotels in cities I don’t know. I don’t have time to date.”
Selena uses Skype to catch up when friends when she gets lonely: “It’s hard, especially when I’m in a hotel room by myself, thousands of miles away from the people I love. Of course it’s difficult. I miss all the people I love, my family and my friends, when I’m away from home. Thank goodness for Skype, I don’t know what people did before it!”