It's perfectly common for prolific artists from all avenues of entertainment to suffer from mental illness, but that doesn't make it any less of a surprise when one reveals that they're struggling with such ailments in a public forum. Hip-hop superstar Kid Cudi has gone on the record admitting that he has entered rehab, eliciting varying degrees of surprise from his fan base.
"Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges," reads a passage from a post to Kid Cudi's Facebook page. "I am not at peace. I haven't been since you've known me. If I didn't come here, I wouldve done something to myself."
In the post, Kid Cudi also went on to say that his upcoming album is still on its way, and will come out through Republic. "I wanted to square away all the business before I got here so I could focus on my recovery," he writes.
Magnetic Magazine wishes Kid Cudi a speedy recovery. You can read his statement in full below: