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.