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Michelle Williams Says She Was Suicidal During Destiny’s Child Run

October 19, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Michelle Williams

US Weekly reports that during an appearance on The Talk, Michelle Williams revealed that she was suicidal during her time in Destiny’s Child.

She said: “I didn’t know until I was in my 30s what was going on. I just thought it was growing pains. I just thought, ‘I’m turning into a woman.’ I’ve been suffering since the ages of between 13 and 15. At that age, I didn’t know what to call it. 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, Beyonce’s father] at the time, bless his heart, he was like, ‘Y’all just signed a multi-million dollar deal and 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.’ I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like, ‘I’m the provider, I take care of people. I’m not supposed to be feeling this way. What do I do?’ And I wanted out. It’s off. It’s released. I’ve released it. Depression doesn’t mean lazy. Self-harm doesn’t mean you want attention. It’s not any of that.

Williams also praised Demi Lovato for being open about her own struggle with mental health.

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