Singer Mutya Buena recently admitted that she left English girl group Sugababes in December 2005 because she was suffering from post-natal depression. “I suffered from post-natal depression after my daughter Tahlia was born. “That was part of me wanting to leave the group. Everything became a downer and I just couldn’t be bothered. “But it did get to the point where I couldn’t take any more and it was horrible. All you know is that you feel down and you want to cry.”
Speaking about her image in the Sugababes Mutya said: “During the Sugababes people did misunderstand me. But you’ve got to remember that I started when I was fourteen. “When you’re that young you don’t know much and you’re not really gonna be sitting there taking in the media training ‘cos you’re not concerned. I grew up in north-west London and I didn’t know any better.”
The 21-year old Mutya says she was forced to choose between her daughter and the band. “My daughter got ill and we had to do a show, so I think when those things started happening people started getting frustrated with me. “I told everyone I could not choose between my daughter and work because there’s no way I would choose work. My daughter could get ill and then I’m going to have to kill everyone if anything happens to her. It’s simple.”
Amy Winehouse who has also openly admitted that she has suffered from depression has recorded a version of classic Ronettes hit, Be My Baby, called B Boy Baby with Muta. Muta also recently returned to the charts with ‘This Is Not Real Love’, a duet with George Michael. “George is a great guy I had fun working with him most of all it was a honor just to be in the same studio as him,” she said.
You can learn more about Muta at her myspace page