They have remained close friends since their "conscious decoupling" in 2014, so you could have forgiven for thinking that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow have split up.
But Chris admits that he felt "completely useless and nothing to anyone" for a whole year.
"He was suffering a lot," says Phil Harvey, the former Coldplay manager.
"I was worried for him to the extent that I was just happy to receive a text, just to know that he was fine." pretty touch and go. "
Fortunately, Chris was helped by his friends Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion, as well as Phil. He adds, "It was a difficult time. It was an ultimate solitude trip to the ultimate union. "
Chris is frankly talking about the split of the couple in a new documentary that celebrates Coldplay's 20th anniversary. In this paper, they discuss addiction and anxiety, after critics call them "music to wet the bed". But Chris willingly agrees to be a "figure of ridicule".
"I think everything we did is done," he shrugs at some point. "That's what motivates me to do the next thing."
Coldplay's Head Full Of Dreams lands on Amazon Prime on Wednesday.