He said: "About two years ago I was a mess really because I can't enjoy the thing that we are good at and I can't enjoy the great things around me because I'm burdened by this. I've got to not blame anyone else and make some changes.'
'I wouldn't use the word breakdown, this was more a realisation about trying to grow up basically."
Martin, 38, went on to suggest how he plans to change going forward and hinted the split was down to his attitude towards relationships.
He said: "If you can't open yourself up, you can't appreciate the wonder inside. So you can be with someone very wonderful, but because of your own issues you cannot let that be celebrated in the right way.
"What changed for me was - I don't want to go through life being scared of it, being scared of love, being scared of rejection, being scared of failure."
As well as talking about his marriage, the Coldplay frontman revealed he decided to open up to Lowe because he loved his now infamous interview with Kanye West.
He also added, on a lighter note, that he's a big One Direction fan.
'Their songs are great," he said. "I'm saying One Direction are brilliant and I'm not kidding. You know why? Because their songs are really good and I don't think that any of them are going to go solo. I think they appreciate their chemistry from watching their movie."
Source: Daily Mail.
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