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Natasha Khan called Thom Yorke for advice amid meltdown fears

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Aug 12, 2013 | 9:43am EDT

Bat For Lashes star Natasha Khan called Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke when her hectic work schedule and mounting personal problems left her on the verge of a meltdown. The singer was seriously fatigued and suffering from writer's block when she was first attempting to record her 2012 album The Haunted Man, and she admits a personal crisis left her on the brink of quitting. She called Yorke for help after previously growing close to the singer on a tour with Radiohead, and he told her to take a break to clear her head, according to Britain's The Times. Khan tells the publication, "I'd been touring and living this very different lifestyle for a while. In my personal life I'd had this really... bad news... and suddenly I was on my own, thinking, 'I want to make this record, but I don't know how to do it'." The star goes on to insist taking a break from work to indulge in "quietude and reflection" did her good. She adds, "In my relationships with my family, with lovers, whatever, there were fewer swings and extremes."

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