Shakira is a superstar singer that has fans all over the world. She is a very successful artist and there is no question about it. 

She has 65 million followers on Instagram and loved by many, but despite her status and achievements, there are points in her life when she feels lonely and struggled due to mental health issues. It was revealed that Shakira is one of those people who are perfectionists or someone with an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. 

In other words, she wants everything to be perfect so when she needs to do something, she will work hard to attain perfection. Even if it is already hurting herself for overworking or exerting too much effort, she just pushes herself to continue to achieve what she thinks is the ideal or best version.  

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is also called Perfectionism and it has been categorized in the medical field as a mental health disorder. According to the Daily Mail, people who have it are “excessively concerned with orderliness, control and attention to detail, and the problem can overlap with other disorders, ranging from eating problems to anxiety, depression and even suicide.”

Now, as more people open up about perfectionism, Shakira has also gone public and speaks up about the disorder and shared how she is being affected by it. Knowing she has this mental issue as well, the pop star embraces her condition but tries to avoid the situation whenever possible.   

“I can really be hard on myself wanting to be 100% perfect,” the Mail quoted her as saying in a recent interview. “There's always something that I wish would have been done differently and that I could have done better.”

At any rate, perfectionism is not just Shakira’s issue with mental health. Last year, she shared that also suffered from depression. The singer said that she had it after experiencing her career-threatening injury in 2017 which is a vocal cord hemorrhage. 

“I was not positive,” she told The Guardian in November 2019. “I was a bitter person to be around. I always thought there were going to be things in my life that would go away, like beauty, youth, all of that stuff, but I never thought that my voice would leave me and there were times I couldn’t even get out of bed - I was so depressed.” 

Shakira shared that treatments helped her a lot. She also relied on meditation and spiritual healing to get better and it worked for her. The superstar made news recently when she performed with Jennifer Lopez at the 2020 Super Bowl.

Shakira Jennifer Lopez Super Bowl Shakira (L) and Jennifer Lopez perform onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Kevin Winter/Getty Images