Gospel artist reveals she was 'suicidal' in Destiny's Child

Michelle Williams Reveals She Was Suicidal at the Height of Destiny's Child Fame: 'I Wanted Out'

Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child admitted to suicidal thoughts when she was in the band, and while it's a scary and serious subject, we're glad she's talking about it - and in a much healthier place today. That same year, Williams spoke about her battle with the mood disorder on "Good Morning America".

"I'm in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering from depression", she said.

"It got really really bad.to the point of I was suicidal", she said. "What do you have to be depressed about?' So I was like, 'Oh, maybe I'm just exhausted'".

Moved by a viewer who said her openness "knocks the stigmas down a flight of stairs", Williams shared her reaction to the outpouring of support on Instagram.

Watch the full clip below. Williams noted that at the time, she thought it was just growing pains. "What do you have to be depressed about?' So I was like, 'Oh, maybe I'm just exhausted.'" Williams noted that she doesn't harbor any ill will for that manager, Beyoncé's father, Matthew Knowles.

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Having failed to identify the problem, things got worse for Michelle, leading her to contemplate suicide. "What do you have to be depressed about?'" she recalled on the show.

Williams, 37, said she had started suffering from depression when she was 13 and it lingered throughout her late teens and 20s even as she, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles hit the big time.

Following her TV appearance, Michelle took to Twitter to urge people suffering with mental health issues to speak out. "And so I want to normalize this mental health discussion". You're about to go on tour.

"I didn't know until I was in my 30s what was going on", Williams said. "I think he wanted me to be grateful, which I was, but I was still sad, you know?" I'm not supposed to be feeling this way. Luckily, she reached out for and received help in time.


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