Taraji P. Henson is getting candid.
The ‘Empire’ actress opened up about her past thoughts about suicide during her Facebook Watch series, ‘Peace Of Mind With Taraji.’
More details below…
The 50-year-old discussed the dark moment where she couldn’t get out of bed during the early days of the pandemic.
“For a couple of days, I couldn’t get out of the bed, I didn’t care. That’s not me. Then, I started having thoughts about ending it. ‘I could go in there right now, and just end it all.
I felt myself withdrawing. People were calling me, I wasn’t responding. I just didn’t care. Finally, I’m talking to one of my girlfriends and I knew, I was smart enough to say, ‘I have to say it.'”
She then went on to say that she does feel ashamed for thinking of it, saying:
“I was like, I don’t want them to think I’m crazy. I don’t want them to, you know, obsess over me or think they gotta come and sit on me.”
Henson revealed that opening up to someone allowed her to let go of the feelings she was having.
“So one day I just blurted it out, to my girlfriend. She called me in the morning and I was like, ‘You know I thought about killing myself last night. Oh my god, I feel so much better. I’m not gonna do it now.”
2020 brought with it ample change for 50-year-old star both professionally and personally. For, her show ‘Empire’ wrapped and she also ended her engagement to Kelvin Hayden.
Knocked back, but not knocked down, she returned to screens as host the 2020 American Music Awards last month.
Watch the latest episode of ‘Peace Of Mind With Taraji’ below…