For pop veteran Sheena Easton, sanity and happiness comes before career

Sheena Easton believes the reason her career has lasted almost four decades is because of her insistence on having the right work-life balance. PHOTO: MODE ENTERTAINMENT / MODE PRODUCTIONS
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SINGAPORE - Show business can take its toll on one's sanity if artists are not careful about balancing their personal and private lives, says pop veteran Sheena Easton.

The 60-year-old Scotland-born singer, best known for 1980s pop classics such as Almost Over You, For Your Eyes Only and Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair), says in a recent interview with The Straits Times: "Some artists, as they go forward in their career, develop emotional problems, issues with being consumed by this business because that's all they have. It can become a very difficult thing to stay focused 100 per cent in this industry and not lose yourself."

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