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Sia Reveals She Was ‘Suicidal’ After Backlash To Her Controversial Film

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Australian singer-songwriter Sia has revealed she was “suicidal” following the backlash to her 2021 film, Music.

Sia made her directional debut with the movie, which stared dancer Maddie Ziegler as an autistic teen called Music alongside Kate Hudson as her half-sister Zu.

However, the film was met with immense criticism over the decision to cast Ziegler, who is not on the autism spectrum, for the main role.

Addressing the criticism after the films release, Sia apologised to the autistic community and said that a disclaimer would be added to future screenings.

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Now, in an interview with The New York Times, Sia has recalled how she was suicidal following the backlash. “I was suicidal and relapsed and went to rehab,” she said.

The musician credited her friend and comedian Kathy Griffin for helping her recover.

“She saved my life,” Sia said.

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