Video: Empire Star Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Contemplated Suicide During The Lockdown.

American actress, Taraji P. Henson has revealed that she thought of committing suicide during the Covid-19 induced lockdown.

According to her, she was in a “dark moment” and the suicidal thoughts and it was intense for two nights in a row. The Empire star revealed that she had purchased again not too long ago and it was in a safe and she thought of using the gun to end her life.

The 50-year-old mum of one revealed this while speaking to psychologist, Dr. LaSHonda Green on her show #PeaceOfMindWithTaraji.

In her words;

 “I was in a dark place. For a couple of days, I couldn’t get out of the bed. I didn’t care —  that’s not me — then, I started having thoughts about ending it.”

”It happened two nights in a row, I purchased a gun, not too long ago, and it’s in the safe, y’know? I started like, if I could go in there right now and end it all… cause I want it to be over like, but it’s in my head, you know?”

She further revealed that she thought about her 26-year-old son, Marcella Johnson but at tht time she concluded he was grown and would get over her death.

 “I said, ‘he’s grown, he’ll get over it.’ You know what I mean? I just didn’t care. I felt myself withdrawing. People were calling me [and] I wasn’t responding. I didn’t care.” She said.

However, she was able to talk to one of her friends who helped her get rid of the suicidal thoughts.

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