Kid Cudi says he suffered a stroke while in rehab in 2016 and spent months coming back
Kid Cudi said he had a stroke in 2016 while in rehab.
The rapper, 38, in an Esquire article published on Wednesday, said he had been in rehab for two weeks which he had taken amid ‘depression and suicidal urges’ when he suffered the crash stroke, and that he was subsequently hospitalized.
The Cleveland native said “everything was f****d” during the period, as his speech and physical abilities deteriorated, leading to months of physical rehabilitation.
The latest: Kid Cudi, 38, said he had a stroke in 2016 while in rehab, in an Esquire article published on Wednesday. The rapper was photographed in Los Angeles last April
Kid Cudi said he took a positive step in 2017 when he auditioned for the Broadway show Lobby Hero; while he didn’t get the role, he was encouraged by her progress.
“I proved to myself that I could do it,” said the musical artist, whose full name is Scott Mescudi. “I needed that at the time.
‘I was happy. Like, fuck, my brain is still strong. I lost nothing in this shit that happened.
The Day ‘n’ Nite singer said he was inspired to be “a role model” for those struggling with mental health issues.
The Day ‘n’ Nite singer said he was inspired to be “a role model” for those struggling with mental health issues. He was pictured performing in Miami last month
Kid Cudi said he took a positive step in 2017 when he auditioned for the Broadway show Lobby Hero; while he didn’t get the role, he was encouraged by her progress
“It’s a lot of pressure, but it keeps me alive,” Kid Cudi told the outlet. ‘Then I’ll take it. It doesn’t stress me out. It makes me think, “No, Scott. You have to be here. Let old age take you.” ‘
Kid Cudi said he was in a better place now, adding: “I can truly say, at 38, that I love myself.” And I couldn’t have said that six years ago. I can say it with confidence now and truly believe it, and it shows.
The Grammy-winning rapper previously spoke about mental health awareness in 2020 in a clip for Washington DC’s PBS station WETA, according to People.
“When we’re young, we’re under a lot of pressure to do things that hurt us,” Kid Cudi said. “We pretend to be happy when there is a violent storm raging inside our heart. Once, I struggled to find the words.
“Anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember. I was scared, I was sad, I felt like a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions.
Kid Cudi said he was in a better place now, adding: “I can truly say, at 38, that I love myself.” And I couldn’t have said that six years ago’
The rapper said he knew he “deserved peace and was happy” but “didn’t know how to deal with the situation”.
He continued, “It’s taken me a while to get to this place of commitment, to say I’m going to get through this.” Knowing that we can take our pain and turn it into something. I turn my pain into music. And my music is how I’m different. And my difference is my power.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please contact 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text “STRENGTH” to Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to 988lifeline.org.