Michelle Williams talks being suicidal; says Mathew Knowles brushed-off her depression

Mental Health issues know no race, age, or tax bracket.

And for Destiny’s Child singer, Michelle Williams, her struggle with depression nearly drove her to suicide.

It wasn’t until recently that the 37-year-old “Lose My Breath” boomer realized her internal battles were actually signs of a disorder.

“I didn’t know until I was in my thirties what was going on. I just thought it was growing pains,” Michelle—who’s dating Pittsburgh Steelers and LA Dodgers Chaplin, Chad Johnson—revealed to the hosts of The Talk on Wednesday. “I’ve been suffering since the age of between 13 and 15. At that age, I didn’t know what to call it.”
She confessed, at one point, her distress became “really, really bad … to the point of I was suicidal,” adding “I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy … I wanted out.”
Seeking comfort from her Grammy Award winning girl group’s then-manager, Mathew Knowles, Michelle revealed that Beyonce’s daddy apathetically waved off her concerns…

“When I disclosed it to our manager at the time — bless his heart —he was like, ‘Y’all just signed a multimillion-dollar deal, 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.’”

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Sharing that others in her life also expressed similar sentiments at the time, Michelle defended Mathew’s out-of-pocket response saying, “He could have been right … I think he wanted me to be grateful, which I was, but I was still sad.”

Having now gained more control over her illness, the “Say Yes” songstress proudly proclaimed, “It’s off. It’s released. I’ve released it,” before applauding Demi Lovato for publicly addressing her own bout with fragile mental condition.

“Depression doesn’t mean lazy. Self-harm don’t mean you want attention. It’s not any of that,” she said in closing.

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By : Asia Grace

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