Professor Green, rapper and husband of Made In Chelsea star, Millie Mackintosh, has made a heartbreaking confession.
Pro Green, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, admitted to feeling suicidal following his arrest for a DUI last year, but defended his actions saying he had only done so as Millie was in danger of a mugging. He pleaded guilty and was given a 12-month driving ban.
The Read All About it singer opened up about feeling low, saying: “I was definitely in the situation where the thought to ending it crossed my mind. I didn’t think about how I’d do it, but there were moments with the anxiety of it all, I wanted to get out of my own skin.”
This incident, as well as being injured in a road accident, added to his depression and he opens up about his healing process saying: “I tried cognitive behavioural therapy, but it didn’t work for me. I think therapy is important and cathartic, so I’ve got a way of getting the feelings out. Sometimes it takes a while, but now I’ve got the tools to get myself through it.”
He also spoke about how his own father’s suicide back in 2008 and how it helped him to understand depression further: “I thought my dad was selfish for taking the easy way out. But then I quickly realised I was the one who was selfish for thinking he was selfish.”
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