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Michelle Obama admits suffering ‘low-grade’ depression

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama said she is suffering from “low-grade depression” from coronavirus quarantine, racial strife in the United States and the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration.

Obama made the remarks in the latest episode of “The Michelle Obama Podcast” released on Spotify on Wednesday.

“I’m waking up in the middle of the night because I’m worrying about something or there’s a heaviness,” the 56-year-old former First Lady said.

“I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine, where I just have felt too low,” she said.

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Obama said she has been going through “those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels, where you just don’t feel yourself.”

“These are not, they are not fulfilling times, spiritually,” she said. “I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression.

File photo: Former US first lady Michelle Obama attends the United State of Women Summit at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, on May 5, 2018. PHOTO: CHRIS DELMAS / AFP

“Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting.”

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama, America’s first black president, took up residence in Washington after he left the White House in January 2017.

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She also said it is “exhausting” to be “waking up to yet another story of a black man or a black person somehow being dehumanized, or hurt, or killed, or falsely accused of something.”

“And it has led to a weight that I haven’t felt in my life, in a while,” she said.

In this file photo taken on November 18, 2019 former US first lady Michelle Obama appears at a book signing on the first anniversary of the launch of her memoir “Becoming” at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.  NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP

Obama said it was important to remember that “we’ve been through tough times in this nation” before.

“We are in a unique moment in history,” she said. “We are living through something that no one in our lifetimes has lived through.


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Michelle Obama set to launch ‘a’ podcast

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The former First Lady of the United States will be launching The Michelle Obama Podcast on Spotify later this month.

The show will debut exclusively on Spotify on July 29, and will be made available to free users and premium subscribers worldwide. The series will “feature the former First Lady’s conversations with friends, family and allies, focusing on ‘the relationships that shape us, from siblings and close friends to partners, parents and mentors to our relationship with ourselves and our health,’” according to the companies, via Variety.

“My hope is that this series can be a place to explore meaningful topics together and sort through so many of the questions we’re all trying to answer in our own lives. Perhaps most of all, I hope this podcast will help listeners open up new conversations — and hard conversations — with the people who matter most to them.

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That’s how we can build more understanding and empathy for one another,” she said in the statement.

Guests will include her mother, Marian Robinson, and older brother Craig Robinson, as well as Conan O’Brien, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and journalist Michele Norris.


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2020 Grammy: Michelle Obama wins big [Full winner list] ..


Billie Eilish, an 18-year-old US singer-cum-songwriter, earned the most awards at the 2020 Grammys with a total of five gramophone statuettes.

The 62nd Academy Awards held on Sunday, with Nigeria’s Burna Boy losing out to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese vocalist, in the ‘Best World Album’ category.

Eilish had been nominated in six categories, including the ‘Record of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best New Artist’, for her ‘When We Sleep, Where Do We Go’ album.


Finneas O’Connell, her brother-cum-producer, also won two Grammys while Paak Anderson, American rapper, and Lizzo, won two awards each.

Michelle Obama also snagged an award for the ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ on account of her audiobook for ‘Becoming’, a 2018 memoir.


Her win gives the Obama home its third Grammy award after Barack Obama, former US president, had already secured two Grammys in the same category for his books.

See all the winners below:


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Michelle Obama’s love for Burna Boy


Former US First Lady Michelle Obama, like her husband Barack, has revealed her fondness for Burna Boy’s music.

In a Twitter post Sunday, Michelle listed the Nigerian singer’s ‘My Money, My Baby’ song on her workout playlist for 2020.


“It’s about that time when New Year’s resolutions get a bit harder to stick to. To offer a little inspiration, I want to share my go-to #WorkoutPlaylist with you. These songs always seem to give me that extra boost to get through my toughest workouts. What’s on your playlist?,” she wrote.

She listed many songs, with Burna Boy’s appearing as number four on the list.

Former US President Barack Obama had late in December listed Burna Boy and Mavin Records new sensation Rema among his ‘Favourite Music of 2019’.

Sixth on the 35-song list is Burna Boy’s Anybody and 26th is Rema’s Iron Man.


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