Kid Cudi opened up about seeking help for depression in a Facebook post on Tuesday night.
“Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges,” Cudi wrote in the post. “I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I wouldve done something to myself.”
The rapper/singer/actor, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, explained that he’s suffered with anxiety a long time, something he’s touched on before. In an interview with Arsenio Hall, he talked about constant thoughts of suicide and how he tries to lift up listeners.
“I dealt with suicide for the past five years. There wasn’t a week or a day that didn’t go by where I was like ‘You know, I wanna check out.’ I know what that feels like. I know it comes from loneliness. I know it come from not having self-worth, not loving yourself,” he said to Hall. “Kids don’t have music that can coach them and give them that guidance.”
In his new Facebook post, Cudi assures listeners that the “album is still on the way” and that he took care of “business” before going into rehab.
“If all goes well ill be out in time for Complexcon and ill be lookin forward to seeing you all there for high fives and hugs,” he said, ostensibly referring to the title of his upcoming album.
Read Kid Cudi’s Facebook note below: