Kid Cudi is getting real about his mental health.
Over the weekend, the 32-year-old took to Twitter to discuss his ongoing battle with depression. The artist shared his story on social media, opening up about his serious struggle.
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In a string of tweets, the hitmaker went online to discuss how he feels alone in the music industry.
Take a look at his NSFW confessions (below):
And then the Ohio native made an incredibly sad announcement about how he constantly has suicidal thoughts, saying:
However, the performer reassured his fans that he's alright, adding:
But that's not all he had to say on the serious subject. The musician-turned actor also dished to Billboard about attempting to overcome the mental illness.
He revealed that his cocaine scandal from over five years ago wasn't about being addicted, but instead was about trying to get over his depression, saying:
"I really came out of that drug sh*t. People don't know how real it was. I used drugs to try to fix my depression. It's funny. When I got arrested [in 2010 with cocaine], people said I was an addict. But I was never an addict; I was just on a ride for a little bit. Playing rock was my way of saying, 'F*ck everyone.' It wasn't well-received … The last thing I was catering to was the world."
The Day 'N' Nite performer also explained that his fame made the battle even more difficult, and that he is now doing better:
"I thought about how much of a struggle it has been the past eight years, to be in the news and pretend to be happy when, really, I was living a nightmare. But I can go anywhere, whenever I want. My daughter is in one of the best private schools in the nation. I have everything I ever dreamed of in terms of stability. But I hadn't been living that reality, because depression was f*cking me up. So this year I chose to be happy. I just woke up."
He also opened up about why he's spent so long on the road to recovery:
"In the business, everybody is a f*cking cartoon. And every once in a while, someone comes in that's really f*cking human. I like to think of myself as one of those artists. I didn't feel any rush to fix myself for anyone. If I felt like I needed to write four albums of my madness to feel alright, then so be it. And I knew that whatever I wrote would help somebody somewhere. So it was better getting it out than to keep it bottled up. [Someone dealing with or getting through depression] is a message kids need to hear. Some people deal with things and it takes them a little longer. Being in the public eye is tough."
Wow. We can't imagine how he must've bee feeling all these years. We're really glad Kid Cudi is publicly talking about his issues and seems to be doing better.
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