By Tunde Adediran
According to TMZ, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child is being treated in a facility outside of Los Angeles and has been there for several days now. She reportedly checked herself into a mental health facility outside Los Angeles due to a battle with depression.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Williams said, “For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it’s time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your well being. 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.”
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) July 17, 2018
Michelle has been open about her struggle with depression, which started when she was a teenager. “I didn’t know until I was in my thirties what was going on. I just thought it was growing pains,” she said during a 2017 interview with ‘The Talk’. “I’ve been suffering since the age of between 13 and 15. At that age, I didn’t know what to call it. 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 continued, “It got really bad…I was suicidal.”
Celebs have been reaching out and tweeting messages of support for her. We hope she gets well soon.
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