Depression can strike anyone at any time, and no one is immune to difficulties with their mental health - even one of the world's biggest rock stars.

Bruce Springsteen recently touched upon the subject when talking about his forthcoming autobiography 'Born to Run' (published September 27th), and now he has expanded upon it in a new interview.

Appearing on yesterday's CBS Sunday Morning programme, Springsteen revealed that he has gone through long periods of depression, saying "It lasted for a long time – it would last for a year and then it would slip away. Then it would come back for a year-and-a-half."

He added that he had tried to keep his struggle from his kids, but his wife and bandmate Patti Scialfa had been a source of support. "It sneaks up on you," he said. "It's like this thing that engulfs you. I got to where I didn’t want to get out of bed, you know? And you're not behaving well at home and you’re tough on everybody. Hopefully not the kids. I always try to hide it from the kids. But you know, Patti really had to work with me through it. And her strength and the love she had was very important as far as guiding me through it. She said, ‘Well, you’re gonna be okay. Maybe not today or tomorrow! But it's gonna be all right."

He said that it had never affected his work or his music, however, and that even at his lowest moments he was able to go into the studio.

Watch the interview below: