Tyler Perry Shared about his Suicide Attempts, after Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’s Tragic Death

After the shocking and unexpected death of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, American actor, comedian, and filmmaker, Tyler Perry opened up about his failed attempts which he made a few years before to end his life.

In his recent Instagram video, the playwright talked about his darkest time of life when he was struggling with depression a couple of years before and described that he wanted to end his life to get rid of his pain.

“I, like the rest of the world, am shocked by the death of Stephen Boss, tWitch,” Perry shared.

The Sistas alum also said that after hearing about the suicide of Boss, he couldn’t control himself to share something with all of those who are having a hard time in their life while dealing with depression.

“To any of you who are going through hard times, struggling,” Perry said. “I’ve only met him a couple of times,” he said regarding Boss. “He was always full of life, it seemed like, such a light.”

He also added, “With that said, I just want to take you back to a time in my life when I tried to commit suicide, a couple of times, because it was so dark I didn’t think it would get any better. I had endured so much pain, so much abuse, sexual abuse, it was all so hard to just move through that I thought the only way to make this better was to end my life.”

The 53-year-old actor said that if he succeed in any of his suicide attempts he wouldn’t have the chance to live his best life.

“I know it may seem like there’s no hope, but please reach out to someone…call, ask for help if you are dealing with anything that is emotionally taking you to a place where you think you want to end your life,” he told.

While sharing the greatest lesson which he learned from his past life Tyler said, “What I realize now, looking back on all those dark times, is, sometimes the pain is a buy-in. I know that’s hard to understand. Not all the time — sometimes — the pain is a buy-in. That’s the way I had to learn to look at it to get through it.

“What I mean by that is, all that pain, all that hell, all that struggle, if I had given up, if I had stopped, I wouldn’t have seen the better part of my life. I was buying into something, I was paying for something.”

The comedian urged everyone especially his fans and followers to openly talk about their hard times, struggles and depression without any shame and also advised them to never let the pain destroy their mental health.

 “I know that doesn’t make sense to a lot of people but for me, it was the way I was able to rationalize it, to be able to move through the pain, knowing that if I could just get through this moment, there’s got to be something better.”

He also said that if anyone is going through a hard time and thinks that they can’t deal with the situation from their own, so they should seek help by contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

God bless you

“My hope is that if you need help, that you reach out. Call this number. God bless you. I’m with you,” he said. “I’m a living witness you can make it through it. I’m so glad my attempts didn’t work. I’m still alive. The best part of my life, and I would’ve missed it had I decided to end it. Well, I did, but, it didn’t work.”

At the ending of his video, Tyler urged everyone to end this year by loving and encouraging each other.

“Let’s end this new year loving us, loving on each other, encouraging ourselves, this is gonna take that from within. God bless you. Rest in peace, tWitch.”

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Sources: Instagram

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