Danny O'Donoghue says fitness and martial arts have helped him cope with his mental health issues.
The Script frontman has revealed he and his bandmates "all suffer from a bit" of anxiety and depression, and he explained he has turned to regular gym classes in an effort to clear his mind through a more positive outlet.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column, he said: "We all suffer from a bit of depression and anxiety and stuff in the band.
"It can get quite tough but for me exercise has been a massive help, running, yoga, boxing and Muay Thai mainly this year.
"Sometimes I feel I want to smash things as things do get on top of you, and I need that release, otherwise I feel really f***ing anxious."
The 'Hall of Fame' hitmaker - whose band will release new studio album 'Sunsets & Fun Moons' on November 8 - explained how his fitness regime "resolves a lot of those crazy feelings" and stops him from finding a less healthy solution.
He added: "It keeps the dogs at the door, settles the whole day and resolves a lot of those crazy feelings - if I'm not smashing pads I'll be smashing something else at the end of the day."
Meanwhile, his bandmate Mark Sheehan - who completes the lineup alongside Glen Power - suggested social media is to blame for a lot of stress because it can be hard to see the positivity after spotting "one negative" comment.
He said: "You can have a million likes but you'll pay attention to that one negative person, it will break your heart, that one cruel f***er who knows nothing about you has that power."