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Rita Ora's weekly therapy

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Rita Ora's weekly therapy

Rita Ora goes to therapy "every week" because of her "phobia" of death.

The 24-year-old singer has revealed she has been receiving counselling from an early age to combat her worst fear, having suffered regular panic attacks when she was younger due to the terrifying prospect.

She confessed: "Death is my biggest phobia. I used to have panic attacks when I was little, saying, 'Mum, I don't want to die.' I've been going to therapy and still try to go every week."

The 'Poison' hitmaker - who will hit screens as a judge on 'The X Factor' next weekend - fled from war-torn Kosovo along with her family when she was just a year old, but went on to say her earliest memory was when she was playing a game with friends in London as a child, during which she was convinced she was going to "get stolen by ghosts".

She explained to The Guardian newspaper: "[I was] playing hide and seek in a cemetery in Earl's Court when I was seven - no one found me and I thought I was going to get stolen by ghosts."