Recently, though, the "Roar" singer opened up about a very dark time in her life, where she said she struggled with whether or not she even wanted to continue living.
Now, Katy is shedding more light on that scary time and revealing how she fought her way through it.
In this new interview, Katy explains the meaning behind her new song "By the Grace of God," saying "you don't have to really read between the lines, there is a lot of heavy material there."
The pop star also explains that she had to do a lot of self-therapy in order to heal herself, and admits that she had a little help from someone close to her.
Watch the video above to hear Katy spill about overcoming that dark time and how she channeled that energy into her hit single "Roar."