Indian rapper Honey Singh has revealed that he has had been a victim of depression. During this difficult time, Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, who was once a victim of depression her self, supported him to get over it.
During an interview Honey said,
“It was a very bad phase. A lot of people were jealous of me, of how such a young boy could achieve so much. There were other issues. I became an alcoholic as well. I couldn’t sleep, I was overworking. And slowly, this illness became worse. It took me around four months to even realize that something was wrong,”
He continued to say,
“It was a dark phase and I don’t think there’s any point in hiding it. That’s my message to all my brothers and sisters out there: don’t hide this. People used to ask me where I was for a couple of years. And I felt it was important to tell my fans about myself. I was unwell but now I am better.”
The musician said that he produced on the biggest hits of his career – Dheere Dheere, for Hrithik Roshan – during the time that he was depressed.
While battling with depression, Honey had produced one of the biggest hits “Dheere Dheere” starring Hritik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor.
Earlier, the rumors had started to speculate about his drug addiction and its treatment. However, he dismissed all the rumors but in fact, he was being treated at home.
“You wouldn’t believe it but I didn’t leave my house for a year-and-a-half. People are frustrated because of the lockdown but I’ve already survived one!”
Singh thanked Deepika and SRK for supporting him during this time. He highlighted that Padukone had suggested to him a doctor in New Delhi.
“We changed four or five doctors, changed medication, and I knew that I couldn’t be drinking while I was undergoing treatment. I knew it would be bad for me.”
It should be mentioned here that Singh in 2016 had discussed his bipolar disorder publically.
“I want my fans to know what happened to me. The last 18 months were the darkest phase of my life and I wasn’t in a state to talk to anyone. I know there were rumors that I was in rehab but I was in my house throughout. Truth is, I was suffering from bipolar disorder. It went on for 18 months, during which I changed four doctors. The medication wasn’t working and crazy things were happening.”