Former member of Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams, has opened up on her battle with depression.
Speaking as a guest on CBS’ “The Talk,“ Williams revealed she was depressed and suicidal while the group toured the world. She said:
I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression.
When I disclosed it to our manager (Mathew Knowles) at the time, bless his heart, he was like, “You all just signed a multi-million dollar deal. You’re about to go on tour. What do you have to be depressed about?”
So I was like, “Oh, maybe I’m just tired”
She continued feeling the way she felt though, saying it got “to the point where (she) was suicidal and wanted out” of life.
“I think at the age of 25, had I had a name to what I was feeling at the time, I would have disclosed that ‘I’ve been suffering from depression.’”
Michelle also went on to thank the show producers after the episode aired, tweeting, “Don’t be afraid to reach out for help”.
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) October 18, 2017