New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

Machine Gun Kelly is getting candid about his mental health. Speaking to Drew Barrymore — as he painted her nails — on her talk show, the 31-year-old musician shared how he's become more emotionally honest and vulnerable outside of his music.

New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

"I think I'm new to being vulnerable outside of songs. I see a lot of pictures of me and there's like, smiles on them," he said.

New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

"It's just weird though because I didn't feel good at all that day and I kind of am sick of smiling on days when I don't feel like smiling."

New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

He added, "And I feel like this odd pressure because I don't want my fans to think that I'm taking something for granted so if I accept an award and I'm super smiley but behind the scenes, there was stuff going on."

New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

The singer — who shared that he'd rather speak about "fun stuff" with Barrymore — explained that "a lot of what I do is for other people and I haven't given myself the time to just accept that it's OK to not be OK."

New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

Barrymore, 46, responded by saying she "likes him so much more" after hearing him open up.

New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

The entire episode featuring Machine Gun Kelly is set to air on Friday, Dec. 10. Kelly has previously opened up about his mental health. Back in January, he told fans on his Instagram that "I've been in, kind of like, a f—ed up place personally for a couple of months in my head."

New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

And last January, he tweeted, "anxiety's eating me alive." In December 2020, he also revealed that he was seeking therapy for his struggles in an interview with Interview magazine.

New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

"Currently, my drug of choice is happiness and commitment to the art, rather than commitment to a vice that I believed made the art," Kelly said at the time.

New to being vulnerable outside of songs - MGK

"I'm taking steps. I had my first therapy session last Thursday. That's the first time I ever went, 'Hey, I need to separate these two people,' which is Machine Gun Kelly and Colson Baker. The dichotomy is too intense for me."