Ellie Goulding: I'd be depressed without music
Ellie Goulding says she'd get "depressed" if she gave up music.
The 29-year-old singer has made plenty of money, her home is decorated with the gold discs and awards she's earned, but for the blonde beauty money isn't everything and she wants to continue her career because she loves what she does.
Speaking to Red magazine, she said: "I think even when you've made the money, people still want to be doing the thing they love. I know in my heart that if I stopped doing this I would probably get depressed and it would defeat the object. I'd end up very free - but very miserable".
Ellie - who is dating McFly bassist Dougie Poynter - is very close to her family and friends but once had a "panic attack" when they came out to surprise her at her 28th birthday party.
Speaking about the event, she said: "It was in this posh restaurant where rich old men take much younger women, and they were going to chuck Dougie out for not wearing a blazer.
"I was like, 'This place is terrible. I'm going to complain.'
"Then Dougie said, 'Well there's a good bar downstairs,' and I was going, 'You don't drink, why would you want to go to a bar?' "
Ellie was then surprised by all of her family and friends, but didn't enjoy the experience at first.
She recalled: "Rather than lapping up the attention, I hid in the toilets, having some kind of panic attack, for an hour. My brother came and said, 'Oh don't be a t**t,' and got me out in the end."