Ellie Goulding wishes she'd had more help on coping with fame

British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding poses on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2020 in London on February 18, 2020. (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

Ellie Goulding wished she had "a little more help" when her star was on the rise in the music business as she started off over a decade ago.

The singer's career kicked off in 2009 before rising to acclaim with her debut album Lights in 2020, however, she has said that her first few years in the limelight were "tough".

"I thought that was just what my life was going to be, and what I'd signed up to," she said on a panel on mental health at Annie Mac's AMP London conference, according to the BBC.

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"It's only in the last four years I've realised that's not how it had to be. I wish there'd been a little more help."

Ellie Goulding reacts to the media with her Critics Choice Brit award at the Brit Awards 2010 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The 33-year-old added that while she was "good now", there had been times where she felt "really, really, low".

Goulding also claimed that once she had felt it best to cancel a radio broadcast due to ill health, but was told they'd "never work with [her] again" and that she would be "blacklisted" if she did not go through with it.

"So then you're like, 'I'll have to do it, but it's at the risk of completely shutting down,'" she added.

The Starry Eyed hitmaker wed art dealer boyfriend Caspar Jopling last year in a star-studded ceremony.

The Duchess of York was in attendance, along with her daughters, princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

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Guests also included Tracey Emin, Jimmy Carr, Orlando Bloom and girlfriend Katy Perry, whom he is expecting a child with.

On 1 January this year, Goulding confirmed her fourth album would be arriving at some point in 2020. It's been five years since her third album, Delirium, was released.