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Published on May 8th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Rapper Silento Opens Up About Depression on ‘The Doctors’

In an exclusive interview with The Doctors, rapper Silento opens up about his life-long struggle with depression.

“I’ve been fighting demons my whole life” says the 21 year-old, who rose to fame with his single ‘Watch Me.’ “I’ve been depressed my whole life.”

Born with cocaine, heroin and multiple kinds of pills in his system, Silento experienced a violent upbringing before going to live with a relative. At 14 he was taking ADHD medications and sleeping pills, getting into fights at school and eventually ending up in juvenile detention before creating his hip hop alter ego Silento and recording ‘Watch Me,’ which blew up almost instantly.

Sadly his mental state didn’t improve. ‘Depression doesn’t leave you when you become famous, it just adds more pressure,” Silento recalls “I don’t know if I can truly be happy, I don’t know if these demons will ever go away.”

After years of struggling alone, Silento is speaking out with the hopes of helping others who are depressed. “It’s not just for me, it’s for my peers, for all the people in America that are going through depression, for all the kids who don’t get a chance to meet with anybody…they don’t know how to tell anybody, to get any help.”

About The Doctors:

The Doctors is an Emmy award-winning daytime talk show hosted by ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon and OB-GYN Dr. Nita Landry.

The Doctors helps you understand the latest health headlines, such as the ice bucket challenge for ALS and the Ebola outbreak; delivers exclusive interviews with celebrities dealing with health issues, such as Lamar Odom, Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, reality stars Honey Boo Boo and Mama June, and activist Chaz Bono; brings you debates about health and safety claims from agricultural company Monsanto and celebrities such as Jenny McCarthy; and shows you the latest gross viral videos and explains how you can avoid an emergency situation. The Doctors also features the News in 2:00 digest of the latest celebrity health news and The Doctors’ Prescription for simple steps to get active, combat stress, eat better and live healthier.

Now in its eighth season, The Doctors celebrity guests have included Academy Award Winners Sally Field, Barbra Streisand, Jane Fonda, Marcia Gay Harden, Kathy Bates and Marisa Tomei; reality stars from Teen Mom and The Real Housewives, as well as Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Melissa Rivers, Sharon Osbourne, Tim Gunn and Amber Rose; actors Jessica Alba, Christina Applegate, Julie Bowen, Patricia Heaton, Chevy Chase, Kristin Davis, Lou Ferrigno, Harrison Ford, Grace Gealey, Cedric the Entertainer, Valerie Harper, Debra Messing, Chris O’Donnell, Betty White, Linda Gray, Fran Drescher, Emmy Rossum, Roseanne Barr, Valerie Bertinelli, Suzanne Somers; athletes Magic Johnson, Apolo Ohno and Danica Patrick; musicians Tim McGraw, Justin Bieber, Clint Black, LL Cool J, Nick Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Paula Abdul, Gloria Gaynor, La Toya Jackson, Barry Manilow, Bret Michaels, Gene Simmons and Jordin Sparks; and celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri and Curtis Stone.

 

Courtesy of “The Doctors



About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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