Post Malone Admits Difficulty in Seeking Help for Mental Health Struggles
In the new magazine interview, the ‘Congratulations’ hitmaker additionally confesses that reasons behind him getting face tattoos were likely to ‘come from a place of insecurity.’
- Mar 3, 2020
AceShowbiz – Rapper Post Malone is working on seeking professional help for his mental health struggles after realising his lifelong battle with depression could lead him to an early grave.
The “Congratulations” hitmaker has become more cognisant of his own mental wellbeing following the recent drug-related deaths of his rap peers and pals Mac Miller, Lil Peep, and Juice WRLD, and even though alcohol and cigarettes are now his only vices, Malone knows he has deep-seated issues he has to face head on.
“That could have been me,” Malone told GQ magazine.
The 24-year-old, who is known for his emotional lyrics, reveals he has experienced periods of depression since he was a kid, even though at the time, they didn’t appear to be connected to any particular occurrence in his life.
“Middle school, I would cry myself to sleep every f**kin’ day,” he recalled.
“High school, the same thing. I tried to drink some beers to get rid of that s**t, but it just never goes away. And I don’t think that’s anybody’s fault; it has to do with something predisposed in you.”
Malone describes himself as “f**kin’ crazy”, confessing his rapid rise to fame has only “exacerbated” his tendency to go wild, and although he knows he needs to take control of his high highs and low lows, he worries undergoing treatment may affect his creative output.
Asked if he is “getting help for his mental health problems”, he replied, “I am, now – I’m trying. It’s difficult. Through my songs, I can talk about whatever I want. But sitting here, face-to-face, it’s difficult.”
Another personal struggle Malone has faced is his lack of self-esteem, confessing his face tattoos are all part of his effort to make himself feel better about his looks.
“I’m a ugly-a** motherf**ker (sic),” he insisted. “(The face tattoos do) maybe come from a place of insecurity, to where I don’t like how I look, so I’m going to put something cool on there so I can look at myself and say, ‘You look cool, kid’, and have a modicum of self-confidence, when it comes to my appearance.”
The many designs the rapper has had inked on his head include a knife, tree branches, a heart, and the words “always” and “tired” tattooed under each eye.
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