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Katy Perry had suicidal thoughts after Russell Brand sent divorce text

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After suffering the gut-punching blows of a surprise divorce via text message, pop princess Katy Perry thought her next album was going to be dark, maybe even acoustic. When the first single “Roar,” an anthem about picking yourself up and winning, came out it was obvious that wasn’t happening. Katy still goes to some dark places on PRISM: “Ghost” mentions that divorce text in the first line, and in the final song “By the Grace of God,” Katy talks about contemplating suicide.