Earlier this week, Kid Cudi took to Facebook to open up about his struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts. In an emotional post for fans, the rapper revealed details about his long-time battle with mental illness and struggle to find inner peace.
“Its been difficult for me to find the words to what Im about to share with you because I feel ashamed.” he wrote. “Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I’ve been living a lie. It took me a while to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans.”
Cudi revealed his decision to check into rehab after reaching a breaking point: “Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges,” he said. “I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I would’ve done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life. Theres a raging violent storm inside of my heart at all times. Idk what peace feels like. Idk how to relax. My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it.”
The rapper, who is set to headline the ComplexCon Music Festival early next month, said he still plans to perform and expects to be out of rehab within the next few weeks, just in time to complete and finally release his much-anticipated new album.
Read Kid Cudi’s full Facebook post, here.
If you or someone you know is dealing with suicidal thoughts, check the Suicidal Prevention Hotline for helpful support.