In a brave af Facebook post last night, rapper Kid Cudi opened up about his lifelong struggle with anxiety and depression and said he had checked himself into rehab for treatment. "Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges," he wrote. "I am not at peace. I haven't been since you've known me."
"My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it," he wrote. "I cant make new friends because of it. I dont trust anyone because of it and Im tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me?"
The 32-year-old rapper, born Scott Mescudi, said that until recently he felt "ashamed" to get help, but he made the decision not only for himself but also for his friends and family, including his daughter. "If I didn't come here, I wouldve done something to myself," he wrote. "I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life. Theres a ragin violent storm inside of my heart at all times."
Cudi also opened up about his fears and apologized to his fans. "Im scared, im sad, I feel like I let a lot of people down and again, Im sorry," he wrote. "Its time I fix me. Im nervous but ima get through this."
Hopefully, he inspires others who struggle with mental health problems to get the help they need.