After making headlines last month for calling out Kanye West and Drake for not writing their rhymes, Rapper Kid Cudi took to Facebook Tuesday night to reveal that he has checked himself into a treatment facility for “depression and suicidal urges.”
In a deeply personal message to fans, Cudi highlighted the harsh reality many people who suffer from depression go through everyday as he wrote that he was “not at peace,” and planned to focus on his recovery. “If all goes well,” he wrote, he’ll be back on stage for the ComplexCon festival Nov. 5 in Long Beach, California.
The “Day & Night” rapper told fans that his upcoming album, “Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’,” is still on track to be released, and that he wanted to “square away all the business” before checking himself into treatment.
“Ill be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like shit, I feel so ashamed. Im sorry,” he wrote.
Kid Cudi has released multiple albums and has appeared in various film and television projects since his breakout in 2009. Most recently, Mescudi was cast in the third season of “Empire,” but was replaced in early September by another actor, reportedly due to creative differences.
Prayers up for Kid Cudi.
If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.