Rapper Kid Cudi opened up about his struggles with depression during a recent interview with GQ, working his way back from a stint in rehab and a major period of struggle in his life.
The 34-year-old entertainer checked himself into rehab for what he called "depression and suicidal urges" back in October 2016 and delivered a message to fans on his Facebook at the time, saying, "Anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it."
Right before rehab, things got to the darkest point they'd ever been for him, to a point where he even seriously contemplated suicide.
"I was thinking of ways to do it. It scared me straight," he told GQ. "What scared me was that my mind was willing to go there. After all these years."
Thankfully, the rapper said he's currently free from the demons who once haunted him, telling GQ, "I'm not battling any demons right now. Thank God."
Cudi recently put out the critically-acclaimed Kids See Ghosts, a collaboration with rapper, producer. and fashion designer Kanye West in June, marking the first time since his rehab stay that he's released music.
Cudi says he's choosing to write on the bright side of things, producing a more upbeat and cheerful sound.
"I chose to write the light," Cudi told GQ. "Me and Kanye both agreed that we wanted to create a spiritual album. I know kids are used to hearing me talk about darkness, but I'm living in the light now."