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Rihanna reveals breakdown in 'Talk That Talk' video diary - watch

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Rihanna has revealed how she went through a breakdown while recording her Talk That Talk album.

The 'We Found Love' singer talks about her stressful working schedule in the newly-released video diary, which was filmed earlier this year and released yesterday (May 10).

Rihanna at the Brits 2012

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Rihanna explained how she felt after she was rushed to a Swedish hospital and hooked up to an IV drip to treat her for flu and exhaustion in November.

Talking about how hard she had been working on Talk That Talk, she said: "It was the best s**t ever, it was some rock star s**t. This is the craziest schedule I've ever been on in my entire life.

"One morning I woke up and started crying so hard. I finally just got to my bed from the IV [drip] and I was just like, 'Good I can actually get to sleep tonight', because we stayed up [all night' and I finished [the album] at 5pm the day before.

"So now, I'm like, 'One good night of rest.' I get in bed, and it must have been two hours in before my phone started going off."

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The Australian premiere of 'Battleship' held at Luna Park

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Rihanna then revealed how she raged at her management team, as she felt they were not respecting her following her hospital stint.

"I was so frustrated I kept ignoring the phone. Every time it would go off, but every time I would ignore it. But it would be another burden on my shoulders, 'cause I know it has to get done."

Rihanna continued: "I know [I was] sick, but I'm the only person who can get it done, so it was so frustrating, so I was angry. I was so angry, I was so overwhelmed that I was sick. It felt crazy.

"I started crying. I cried for 10 minutes really, really hard in my pillow. It was aggressive. I don't cry loads. If I cry it's because I'm very angry and I can't do anything about it, because I've run into a dead end. That's when the tears would come down. But this time I needed to hear it, I almost wanted to punch somebody."

Rihanna, Coachella 2012

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However, Rihanna added that she was proud to have battled through the stress to complete work on the album.

"When I got the copies in my hand, it was so worth it," she recalled. "I would never take it back. At times I wished things could have been different and easier, but then I didn't really care when I got the album. The fact it was so difficult, the album feels so much better."

Rihanna uploaded a new photo of her being hooked up to a drip in New York on May 9, with the singer reportedly being treated for "exhaustion and dehydration".

Watch the Talk That Talk video diary below (Note: video contains strong language):

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