Kid Cudi Has Checked Himself Into Rehab for “Depression and Suicidal Urges”
Last night, Kid Cudi announced on Facebook that he’s entered rehab after battling depression and “suicidal urges.”
“I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I wouldve done something to myself,” Kid Cudi said in the post. “Idk what peace feels like. Idk how to relax.”
Kid Cudi has been open about his personal struggles on and off record. He talked about his history with depression and drug use in an April interview with Billboard and in a July segment on Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener’s Beats 1 show, OTHERtone. “I’ll tell you the truth, it’s what drove me to drugs,” he said on OTHERtone, referring to the pressures of fame. “I was like, man, I’m either going to kill myself or I’m going to do some drugs.”
Cudi also announced that since he’s currently in rehab, he won’t be around to deliver updates or promote upcoming material. Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’–his followup to last year’s Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven–was originally slated to come out this past Friday, but was delayed because of “samples clearance issues,” according to Cudi. However, he did give fans a taste of what to expect with a pair of songs from the record, “Frequency” and “Surfin.”
The 32-year-old rapper added in his Facebook post that he should be out of rehab in time to make his scheduled performance at ComplexCon, which takes place on November 5 and 6.
“Love and light to everyone who has love for me and I am sorry if I let anyone down. I really am sorry,” Cudi wrote. “Ill be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like shit, I feel so ashamed. Im sorry.”
Cudi’s stay in rehab comes a few weeks after he publicly lashed out at Drake and Kanye West—the latter of whom was once a mentor to Cudi—on Twitter, implying that both rappers employ camps of ghostwriters and “don’t give a fuck” about him. The two superstars responded onstage separately, but Kanye extended an olive branch a few days later, telling an audience in Houston, “Kid Cudi is my brother, and I hope he’s doing well.”
Read Cudi’s full Facebook post from Tuesday night below.