Kid Cudi Releases Open Letter As He’s Admitted To Rehab For ‘Depression & Suicidal Urges’

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Rapper, Kid Cudi opened his heart on social media as he checked himself into rehab to get help with “depression and suicidal urges.” He bravely took to Facebook to speak about his decision to get help, 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.”

The 32-year-old, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, continued:

“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 would’ve done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions every day 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.”

The Ohio rapper and ‘Entourage’ actor asserted:

“I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me? I guess I give so much of myself to others I forgot that I need to show myself some love too. I think I never really knew how. 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.”

Fans can still look forward to the release of Cudi’s upcoming album, ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ despite his decision to step away from the spotlight for a while. Plus, reports say Kid Cudi hopes to be fine in time to perform at the Complexcon festival in Long Beach, CA on November 5 and 6.

Cudi signed off his message by writing:

“Love and light to everyone who has love for me and I am sorry if I let anyone down. I really am sorry. I’ll be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like shit, I feel so ashamed. I’m sorry.”

Nothing to be sorry for Kid Cudi, and in fact we’d like to send our love and thoughts to him while also praising him for standing up and speaking out about such a difficult issue for him and so many others.

 

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