Kid Cudi checks himself into rehab for ‘depression and suicidal urges’

Kid Cudi arrives for the "Mildred Pierce" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on March 21, 2011. Cudi announced on Facebook that he has checked himself into rehab for issues concerning his mental health, including suicidal thoughts. File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) — Rapper Kid Cudi announced Tuesday on Facebook that he checked himself into rehab for “depression and suicidal urges” telling his fans, “I am not at peace.”

“Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges,” Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, said. “I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I would’ve done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life.”

“My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it. I can’t make new friends because of it,” Cudi, 32, said. “I don’t trust anyone because of it and I’m tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me?”

“I guess I give so much of myself to others I forgot that I need to show myself some love too. I think I never really knew how,” he added. “I’m scared, I’m sad, I feel like I let a lot of people down and again, I’m sorry. It’s time I fix me.”

Cudi, who recently feuded with Kanye West, has been working on his sixth studio album, titled “Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’,” which he said is still on track for release.

“The album is still on the way,” he said in his post. “Promise. I wanted to square away all the business before I got here so I could focus on my recovery.”

“Love and light to everyone who has love for me and I’m sorry if I let anyone down,” he added. “I really am sorry. I’ll be back, stronger, better. Reborn.”


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