50-year-old ‘Empire’ actress Taraji P. Henson is opening up about being suicidal during the COVID-19 pandemic that lasted all through 2020!
In her Facebook Watch series titled ‘Peace of Mind With Taraji’ – the actress opens up about a time earlier on during the pandemic when she was unable to get out of bed. Taraji says: “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.'”
Henson goes on to say that she didn’t want anyone worrying about her: “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.” She got over the dilemma by opening up to a friend, adding: “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.'” Watch below and let us know what you think: