Michelle Williams Says Depression Left Her Suicidal During Destiny's Child Days

Angelo Anderson
October 19, 2017

But Michelle Williams revealed Wednesday that when Destiny's Child were at the height of their fame, all she felt was depression.

Williams was a guest co-host on The Talk on Wednesday (Oct. 18) and took the opportunity to open up about her struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide at the peak of Destiny Child's success in the early 2000s. "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".

"I'm in one of the top selling female groups of all time, suffering from depressing".

After her interview aired on the CBS daytime chat show, Williams tweeted: Thank you @TheTalkCBS for being a safe place to talk about #depression #mentalhealthawareness!


The singer says when she confessed her mental illness to Matthew Knowles - Beyoncé's father and the group's manager at the time - he was baffled. I just thought, 'I'm turning into a woman, ' so I've been suffering since between the ages of 13 and 15. "At that age, I didn't know what to call it". You're about to go on tour! "What do you have to be depressed about?'"

And the brunette beauty believes that she only recently realised what it was she had been suffering from, and thinks things would have been different if she'd have understood what depression was at the time.

It wasn't until her 30s, she said, that she learned that what she was feeling had a name and a clinical diagnosis. I think he wanted me to be grateful, and I was, but I was still sad.

Michelle said her goal now is to "normalize" the discussion surrounding depression.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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