Midler wrapped the shows in 2010, and she sought expert advice to help her recover after playing for fans night after night.
She tells Britain’s The Times newspaper, “I just got exhausted, burnt myself out. Physically I didn’t have anything left. The obligation was to keep going whether you wanted to or not. By the end I was having a vitamin B-12 shot every night. I was whipped, I really didn’t know who I was any more.”
Midler admits that after the shows she “couldn’t play music, couldn’t listen to music, couldn’t do anything”, and adds: “I wasn’t having an nervous breakdown. I had a little bit of a collapse, lay down, puttered around, stayed in pyjamas all day. Eventually I started talking to a therapist, working out again, picking up a guitar.”