Michelle Williams Reveals She Was Suicidal During Her Time In Destiny's Child

James Marshall
October 19, 2017

Since it wasn't something widely discussed, Williams said she often hid her feelings under the rug, instead just going to church and praying about it.

Speaking on CBS show The Talk, she noted how she had dealt with mental health issues as a teenager before joining Destiny's Child aged 20.

The singer shared that while she was in her 20s and at the height of Destiny's Child's fame, "I'm in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression". After not being taken seriously by Knowles, Williams thought that maybe she was just exhausted from everything that's been happening in her life at that time.

The recording artist then went on to reveal how she had told Beyoncé's dad, Matthew Knowles, about how she was feeling, though he struggled to understand.

She went on to say that it was a more common problem than people let on: "So many people are walking around acting like they got it all together, you know, and they're suffering".

Williams said she ultimately "released" her depression, but hopes to "normalize" conversations about mental health.

"Lord I thank you for this opportunity to use my platform to save lives and let people know they're not odd, crazy, WEAK, or alone.they just need help and guidance!"

When asked what the lowest point was, Michelle confessed she became suicidal. She posted on social media, thanking the show for providing her a safe haven where she can open up about her "mental health battle".

Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, and Beyoncé were on top of the world-and the charts-while performing as Destiny's Child in the late '90s and early 2000s. I just thought, 'I'm turning into a woman.' I've been suffering since the ages of between 13 and 15.

Just when she thought things would get better after she opened up, Michelle Williams found herself on the verge of giving up everything she had established. "I want to get it bigger, '" Michelle joked. "Self-harm doesn't mean you want attention".

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