Transcript for 'Everybody's Got Something': India Arie Tells Robin Roberts About Her Darkest Hours
And you were wise enough. To step back. Despite all the awards. Millions of albums sold the love and adoration. You. Knew that you were broken. And yeah. Is now nine. Any step back. When I was broke and I knew no one was gonna be able to be back to get a bit me that there's a certain point where your parents can't do it is you your view you're responsible for is now. And I didn't want to. And one guy. I felt like I was in danger of dying really it was a like that let them time to prison who's been through who's really faced a mortality you know me that way. I thought Ellis facing. My mortality in the way that my life. Force was. Burke. A glowing ember when it was just like barely nothing left and right couldn't live that I couldn't live that way what it and do I did the worked really actually heal myself. And in hindsight I realize it is courageous at the times has felt like survival. Survival and John survive.
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