20 October 2017

Michelle Williams Speaks On How She Battle with Depression at The Height of Destiny’s Child Fame

As a guest on CBS’ “The Talk, “Michelle Williams a former member of the Destiny Child group revealed she was depressed and suicidal while the group toured the world. She said:

I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression.

When I disclosed it to our manager (Mathew Knowles) at the time, bless his heart, he was like, “You 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, “Oh, maybe I’m just tired”

She continued feeling the way she felt though, saying it got “to the point where (she) was suicidal and wanted out” of life.

She’d been feeling that way since she was 13, she said, and until she got to her 30s, she didn’t realize it was depression.

She said: “I think at the age of 25, had I had a name to what I was feeling at the time, I would have disclosed that ‘I’ve been suffering from depression.'”

Michelle thanked the show producers after the episode aired, tweeting, “Don’t be afraid to reach out for help”.