Rapper Kid Cudi has checked himself into rehab for what he described as “depression and suicidal urges.”
“Its been difficult for me to find the words to what Im about to share with you because I feel ashamed,” Cudi wrote on his Facebook page. “Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I’ve been living a lie. It took me a while to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans.”
“I am not at peace,” he continued. “My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it…I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling.”
He finished the emotional message by saying he hopes to be out of rehab in time for ComplexCon, which takes place at the beginning of November in Long Beach, CA.
“Love and light to everyone who has love for me and I am sorry if I let anyone down,” he concluded. “I really am sorry. I’ll be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like s—, I feel so ashamed. I’m sorry.”
Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, burst onto the scene in 2008 with the mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi.” The breakthrough single, “Day n Nite,” nearly reached number one on the Billboard charts. He has been nominated for four Grammys, winning one in 2012 along with Kanye West, Rihanna, and Fergie for “All of the Lights.”