Michelle Williams Reveals She Was Suicidal In Destiny’s Child. On Wednesday Destiny’s Child former member Michelle Williams got candid while co-hosting The Talk Show. She opened up more about her depression and talked about the challenges of it on.
“I’ve been suffering from depression. I didn’t know until I was in my 30s what was going on. I’ve been suffering since the age of 13, I didn’t know what to call it, I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time Destiny’s Child]\, suffering with depression,” she said.
She continued, “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 continues, “It got really bad…I was suicidal.” I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy.”
Many applauded her for sharing her story and helping to normalize the discussion on mental health.
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) October 18, 2017
I’m so thankful for the support! I just ask that the headlines and quotes reflect what I said. I didn’t say I “wanted out of the group.” 🙏🏽
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) October 19, 2017