Kid Cudi Checks into Rehab for ‘Depression and Suicidal Urges’

"I am not at peace. I haven't been since you've known me," Cudi revealed

By Robyn Collins

Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) has checked himself into a rehab facility to battle “depression and suicidal urges,” the rapper revealed on Facebook.

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Calling himself a “damaged human,” the MC wrote about the way that he has been “living a lie,” and explained his situation to fans in an open letter.

“Its been difficult for me to find the words to what I’m about to share with you because I feel ashamed,” he wrote. “Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I’ve been living a lie. It took me a while to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans.”

Kudi added that he has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts for years. “I am not at peace,” he wrote. “I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I would’ve done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life. There’s a ragin’ violent storm inside of my heart at all times. IDK what peace feels like. IDK how to relax…

After dropping the bombshell, Cudi assured fans that he isn’t giving up on music. He “promised” his next album Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ will still be released, and plans to perform at the Complexcon festival in Long Beach on November 5 and 6.

 

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