Due to his depression and suicidal thoughts, Kid Cudi has reportedly checked himself into rehab in order to get medical treatment.
Last night, he posted on Facebook a message about what he is currently going through. As his message touched thousands of hearts, many people left comments showing support for Scott.
The message reads:
“Its been difficult for me to find the words to what Im 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. 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? 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. Im scared, im sad, I feel like I let a lot of people down and again, Im sorry. Its time I fix me. Im nervous but ima get through this.
I wont be around to promote much, but 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. I wanted to square away all the business before I got here so I could focus on my recovery.
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.
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 shit, I feel so ashamed. Im sorry.
I love you,
On behalf of The Wall Of Comedy, I wish Scott a quick recovery. The fact that Kid Cudi “feels ashamed” when talking about mental health really sheds a light on how far we need to come during the next few years.
If you have been experiencing similar thoughts, there are people out there that will be able to help you. Here are a few phone numbers if you wish to get in contact with an organisation:
MIND: 0300 123 3393.
CALM: Outside London 0808 802 5858, inside London 0800 58 58 58.
Samaritans: 116 123.