Rapper Kid Cudi posted a message to Facebook late Tuesday revealing he has checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. He wrote that he didn’t know what “peace feels like” or how to relax.
“I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life,” wrote the artist.
Cudi said he had gone to rehab on Monday following a life long battle with anxiety and depression.
“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.”
He apologized repeatedly throughout his post.
“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.”
Earlier this year, Cudi told Billboard that he had used drugs to cope with his depression.
“I thought about how much of a struggle it has been the past eight years, to be in the news and pretend to be happy when, really, I was living a nightmare,” he told Billboard in April.
“I have everything I ever dreamed of in terms of stability. But I hadn’t been living that reality, because depression was f—ing me up.”
Cudi’s admission drew support from other artists and fans, who took to Twitter with messages of encouragement.
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