Talented hip-hop artist Kid Cudi is getting real about depression.
The Ohio-born rapper, whose real name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, has been busy preparing for the release of his new album that’s slated for later this month, but he took some time out to have an honest moment with his fans about his mental health on Tuesday evening.
Speaking out in a lengthy post on his personal Facebook page, Cudi opened up in detail about his ongoing struggle with depression.
“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 then went on to reveal that he has checked himself into a rehab facility to get help after his depression led him to begin wrestling with thoughts of suicide.
“Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me,” he continued.
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“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 ragin 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.”
Although the father of one stressed that he is fully committed to seeking treatment for his depression, he also reassured fans that new music is still on the way, as planned. “I wont be around to promote much, but the good folks at Republic and my manager Dennis will inform you about upcoming releases. The music videos, album release date etc. The album is still on the way. Promise. I wanted to square away all the business before I got here so I could focus on my recovery.”
We wish Cudi all the best as begins the brave journey towards peace and a depression-free existence. You can read his Facebook message in full below.