Katy Perry is one tough cookie -- so much that it's hard to imagine the "Roar" star being down and out.
The singer recently spoke with the UK's Sunday Times about her divorce from Russell Brand, and she admits the ordeal was extremely painful: "I was in bed for about two weeks. I was pretty f--ked, yes. It hurt a lot -- I got a good knock."
Brand notoriously alerted his then-wife of the split via text message in December 2011. The ordeal would understandably gut anyone. While Perry felt the pain, she used the material as inspiration for her new album, "Prism."
"What I wanted to call this record at first was Adult Reality, because Teenage Dream was me so high on that cotton-candy cloud, and then it's like I got punched in the face and kicked down the stairs a couple of times," she added.
Nowadays, that blow to her self-esteem has been replaced with a fiery confidence. The grown up "Teenage Dream" singer still writes "very vulnerably" and is honest with her fans about "trying to find the little cracks" in her presence: "I have them, and I'm not afraid of them."
Who's the champion now? Keep on roaring, Katy!