Michelle Williams Checks Into Mental Facility For Depression

Grammy Award-winning performer and Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams announced Tuesday she has “proudly” checked into a mental health facility after a longtime struggle with depression. Williams, 37, sent a heartfelt note to fans on Twitter.

“I recently listened to the same advice I have given to thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of healthcare professionals,” she wrote. “Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need.”

In October, the singer appeared on “The Talk” and shared her struggle with depression and admitted she was even suicidal.

“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.’ I didn’t know until I was in my 30s what was going on…I’ve been suffering since the age of 13, I didn’t know what to call it, I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time [Destiny’s Child], suffering with depression. When I disclosed it to our manager [Matthew Knowles] at the time, bless his heart, he was like ‘y’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, “maybe I’m just tired.” She continues, “It got really bad…I was suicidal.” I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy.”

Fans and friends of the singer are sending love and support her way on social media, including Missy Elliott.

We’re sending LOVE and light Michelle’s way and prays she gets the help she needs. WE LOVE YOU MICHELLE!

@Robinrazzi


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