Katy Perry Reveals Heartbreak Over Russell Brand Split in New Track 'Wide Awake'

Star 'not losing sleep' over her ex-husband

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Katy Perry Reveals Heartbreak Over Russell Brand Split in New Track 'Wide Awake'
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Katy Perry debuted her new single, ’Wide Awake’ at last night’s Billboard Awards and you don’t have to be a genius to work out that it is about her break up with ex-husband Russell Brand.

The 27 year-old put on an elaborate performance in Las Vegas as she was lowered onto the stage on a swing wearing a wedding dress. She was then thrown across the stage as a long haired groom tried to catch her - remind you of anyone?

The heart-felt lyrics revealed just some of the heartache she suffered following the break down of her 14 month marriage in December last year.

 "I'm wide awake. I was in the dark, I was falling hard with an open heart. How did I read the stars so wrong? I was dreaming for so long. I wish I knew then what I know now. I wouldn't dive in, I wouldn't bow down.” she sang.

The lyrics went on to reveal that the ‘Firework‘ star had moved on from the marriage and hinted that perhaps the couple‘s relationship had been over long before they split.

"Not losing any sleep, I picked up every piece and landed on my feet. Need nothing to complete myself. I am born again, outta the lion's den. I don't have to pretend. The story's over now, the end." She added.

Katy picked up an award last night for tying Michael Jackson’s record of five number one singles from the same album.

But it was a bittersweet night for the singer as she was accompanied to the awards by her grandmother as news broke her fleeting romance with Florence and The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd was over.

 Katy's Billboard Performance

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