Singer Michelle Williams Checks In To Mental Health Center. Here’s What We Know
Michelle Williams has reportedly checked herself in to a mental health center for depression at a facility outside of Los Angeles.
According to TMZ Tuesday, the 37-year-old singer — formerly with Destiny’s Child — has been at the facility for the past few days. Very little other information is known.
On Tuesday night, the singer appeared to address the reports with a message to her followers on Twitter about how she’s dedicated herself “to increasing awareness of mental health.”
“For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it’s time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing,” Williams tweeted in a message to her thousands of followers.
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) July 17, 2018
“I recently listened to the same advice I have given to thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of health professionals,” she added. “Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need.”
Williams has been open in the past about her struggle with depression. During an interview last year on “The Talk,” she shared that, even as a multi-million dollar performer, she was suffering from”depression.”
“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 explained. “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 added. “It got really bad…I was suicidal. I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy.”