Kid Cudi sent a message to his fans on Facebook that he has checked into rehab to seek treatment for anxiety, “depression and suicidal urges.”
Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, posted the letter on Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2016), writing, “It’s been difficult for me to find the words to what I’m about to share with you because I feel ashamed. 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. Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges.”
The singer continued, “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. There’s 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… I’m scared, I’m sad, I feel like I let a lot of people down and again, I’m sorry. Its time I fix me. I’m nervous but Ima get through this.”
He added that while he “won’t be around to promote much, 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.”
The hip-hop artist concluded, “Love and light to everyone who has love for me and I am sorry if I let anyone down. I really am sorry. Ill be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like s**t, I feel so ashamed. I’m sorry.” Read the whole statement here.
As noted, the “Pursuit of Happiness” singer was scheduled to co-headline the highly anticipated Long Beach, Calif., festival Complexcon on Nov. 5 and 6, and was also slated to release his new album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ last week.
This news also comes after Cudi’s Twitter rant against frequent collaborators Kanye West and Drake, accusing them of using ghost writers, but the feud didn’t simmer for long. During West’s Houston tour stop on Tuesday evening, the rapper told the audience, “I just wanted to take this time out to say Kid Cudi is my brother and I hope he’s doing well.”
We hope he feels better soon.
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