Rev. Run’s Battle With Depression

Rev. Run of Run-DMC spoke with Blender magazine about his battle with depression. “It was around ’89 or ’90. People don’t understand — depression is clinical,” the rapper-turned-minister said. “I went as far as getting poison and pouring it into a Coca-Cola can but never drinking it. I’d look out a hotel room window and say, ‘I’m not jumping out of there.’ Everything I considered, I’d think, ‘That’s gonna hurt.’ And I deeply wanted to kill myself. But they were fake attempts. Then around ’91 I started going to church, and [my ministry] is what it developed into.”

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