May 27th, 2011
01:40 PM ET
Divorce is hard, but it was nearly career-ending for singer Sarah McLachlan.
The "Angel" star told Spinner that "at one point she entered an emotional hole so horrid that she never expected to be able to make music again, let alone return to the stage."
"Yeah, the marriage part didn't quite work out," she said. "Apparently that's a bit of an epidemic, so I just make light of it."
In 2008, McLachlan split from her husband, drummer Ashwin Sood, after 11 years.
"Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult," the now-single mom of two said. "I blamed myself for a lot of things. It took me a very long time to get over it."
Like most artists, McLachlan poured herself into her music and two songs, "U Want Me 2" and "Don't Give Up on Us" came out of the experience. She said she helped move on with the help of loved ones and her kids.
"I have amazing friends, great family and two kids so I just got out of bed everyday and kept moving forward," she said. "I'm not one to sit and wallow - I would rather figure out a way around so I can move past it and be at peace with things. I don't like bad feelings gnawing away at me.
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