One of the most celebrated rappers Yo Yo Honey Singh who has been away from the industry for some time now opened up about facing rejections and battling depression, Bipolar disorder and alcoholism when he was at the top of the game. The rapper’s journey has been an inspiring one, as the rapper bounces back and proves his attackers incorrect. During his conversation with Pinkvilla, he revealed it took him 3-4 months to accept that he was unwell, followed by sleepless nights. The rapper had also turned to alcohol during this phase.
He said, “It was a terrible phase for me. A lot was going on with my mental well being. I had become an alcoholic as well. I used to not sleep so the disease started growing slowly inside me. It took me 3-4 months to accept that I'm actually not well.” He termed this phase of his life as a dark phase and also urged people not to hide it, he says, “It was a dark phase and I would request everyone to not hide it.”
Back in 2016, he had first spoken with Times Of India about suffering from Bipolar disorder too. The rapper had back then said, "This is the first time I am talking about it as I want my fans to know what happened to me, nobody knows this, and I wanted to tell the world myself, not through a spokesperson. 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 rumours that I was in rehab, but I was in my Noida 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.”
During his difficult time, Honey confessed that it was Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone who helped and Deepika also referred him to the doctors she knew. He said, “In fact, there are many people from the industry who supported me. Shah Rukh bhai and Deepika Padukone helped me and since Deepika has also been through a similar phase, so she shared a Delhi based doctor's number with my family for me. They all prayed for me to get well and main theek ho gaya.” ALSO READ: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Guru Randhawa Dance On Brown Rang Song; Shares Video On Instagram
He further added, “Especially, an artist is like a mirror for an audience. When we can share every bit of our lives, why not this?”
Recalling about the times, when his collaboration with Hrithik Roshan for Dheere Dheere became a huge hit, he said, “I remember making Dheere Dheere for Hrithik Roshan during that phase and it turned out to be the biggest hit at that time.” ALSO READ: Yo Yo Honey Singh's Song Billo Tu Agg Released
He also credited his family for the constant support they gave him, “The entire family and friends took care of me.” ALSO READ: Yo Yo Honey Singh Gets A Bunch Of Love From Fans At The Airport; His Quirky Shoes Scream For Attention
Image Source: Instagram/yoyohoneysingh/deepikapadukone
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