Michelle Williams, one third of the group Destiny’s Child is revealing her struggle with depression publicly for the very first time.
The 32-year-old singer who has reunited with her former band-mates and is rumored to be joining Beyonce on stage during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII, has spoken out about her experiences with depression in hopes of helping others.
“I’ve dealt with depression,” Michelle says. “I had to choose to get out of bed and do whatever I needed to do to be happy.”
Williams who is currently on tour with the Broadway production ‘Fela!‘ continued to say, “We’re taught, ‘Just go to church and pray about it. The Lord is going to heal you.’ Well, in the meantime, I believe God-gifted people, physicians, doctors, therapists — that’s your healing. Take advantage of it,” says Williams. “Go see a professional so that they can assess you. It’s OK if you’re going through something. Depression is not OK, but it is OK to go get help.”
“Sometimes you’re going to wake up on the wrong side of the bed or some situation might have you down in the dumps, but you have to choose to be happy. I’m choosing life,” says Williams.