A few hours ago, Kid Cudi took to his official Facebook page to share a note that has left his fans and the music world in shock. The rapper announced that he will no longer be promoting his upcoming album as he has decided to check himself into rehab for depression and "suicidal urges."
Such an open-hearted reveal is always unexpected, but it certainly casts some of Cuid's recent behavior in a new light. Last month he ignited a very public feud against multiple figures in the music industry (including former mentor Kanye West) seemingly out of the blue.
His published note does not go into details about the precise nature of his condition, but he has revealed that it is something he has been living with and working through for most of his career. Despite the serious nature of his condition, he mentions that he hopes to be out of rehab in time for a scheduled festival appearance later this year. Read a passage from his note below, and godspeed and well wishes to Cudi for a full recovery:
"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. If I didn't come here, I wouldve 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. I cant make new friends because of it. I dont trust anyone because of it and Im tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me?"
Read his full post right here. As of press time, Kid Cudi's upcoming album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin is still set to be released imminently.
If you or a loved one is dealing with depression and needs help now, visit the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance for immediate aid and assistance.
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