Singer Mariah Carey has insisted that her 2001 nervous breakdown was an 'emotional breakthrough'.
The Grammy award winner was treated for extreme exhaustion after a couple of eccentric public appearances.
However, the singer said that she had to 'hit rock bottom' to understand the 'cost of fighting against the system'.
"I'm far from perfect. I'm still learning. I overworked myself, and I paid the price,' Contactmusic quoted Carey, as saying.
"I consider the breakdown a breakthrough. I needed to hit rock bottom. I needed to understand the cost of pushing so hard; fighting so hard against the system. But was I out of control at that moment," she added.