Michelle Williams Admits She Suffered From Depression During Her Destiny’s Child Days
Michelle Williams may have sung about being a “Survivor” during her days as part of the girl group Destiny’s Child. But, it turns out the singer is a survivor of a real-life battle with depression.
“I’ve dealt with depression,” the 32-year-old singer and actress told the Associated Press recently. “I had to choose to get out of bed and do whatever I needed to do to be happy. Sometimes you’re going to wake up on the wrong side of the bed or some situation might have you down in the dumps, but you have to choose to be happy. I’m choosing life. And I’m hoping this album makes people want to choose life.”
Williams, who will reunite with her fellow DC bandmates Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, most likely to perform their new single “Nuclear” during Bey’s highly anticipated Super Bowl halftime show, admits that her strong faith in God and therapy helped her to fight through her darkest days.
“We’re taught: ‘Just go to church and pray about it. The Lord is going to heal you.’ Well, in the meantime, I believe God-gifted people, physicians, doctors, therapists—that’s your healing,” she explained. “Take advantage of it. Go see a professional so that they can assess you. It’s okay if you’re going through something. Depression is not okay, but it is okay to go get help.”