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Michelle Williams was 'suicidal' during Destiny's Child fame

BRIGHT FUTURE: Michelle has earned several awards including a Grammy and star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with Destiny's Child; a solo MOBO Award and Stellar Award.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS has revealed how she suffered from depression when she was a member of Destiny's Child.

During an interview on US TV show 'The Talk', she said that being part of one of the biggest girl-groups of all time left her feeling "suicidal."

"For years, I'm in one of the top-selling female groups of all time suffering with depression."

"It got really really bad to the point of being suicidal", she added.

For five years, between 2000 to 2005, Michelle was a member of the group alongside Beyonce and Kelly Rowland.

According to the singer, Beyonce's dad, Matthew Knowles (who was also the group's manager), was unable to understand why she was struggling. Mathew reportedly questioned why she would be feeling depressed after singing a multimillion-dollar deal and preparing for a tour. "'What do you have to be depressed about?'" Williams says he asked.

"So I was like, 'Oh, maybe I'm just tired.'"

"He wanted me to be grateful, which I was, but I was still sad," she added.


SURVIVOR: Michelle (left) with bandmates Beyonce & Kelly Rowland at the height of the collective's glory

Michelle went on to say: "I was at that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like 'I'm the provider, I take care of people, I'm not supposed to be feeling this way - what do I do?'

"I wanted out (of the group)."

Michelle told the TV show that she'd been inspired to speak out by Demi Lovato, who has been open about her own mental health problems. Fortunately, the Grammy-winning artist in a better place and now wants to help change the conversation surrounding mental illness.

"Depression doesn't mean lazy. Self-harm doesn't mean you want attention. It's not any of that."

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