Jun 16, 2009


*Yes thats a blurry pic of yours truly

stopped by the studio a couple of months ago and I was happy to see that he was back with some good ol' R&B music. He had been missing for quite a while but was a staple in the whole 90's R&B Timbo and Missy era.

In between the time he was gone until now, Ginuwine revealed to Essence Magazine that he tried to kill himself. . . more than once.

ESSENCE: On a more serious note, you lost both your parents in 1999 and 2000. How have you been coping?

GINUWINE: After my father shot himself to death and my mother died from cancer less than a year later, I really didn’t want to be here anymore, I didn’t want to live and tried to commit suicide more than once. There was no one around that I really loved at the time, so I turned to the drinking and drugs like weed and ecstasy. I was done mentally and emotionally to the point that I had to go see a psychiatrist, that didn’t do any good because I wasn’t interested. In fact, the two times I visited him I was high. I was depressed and felt like I had nobody to talk to that could relate to me.

ESSENCE: Wow. What was the turning point for you?

GINUWINE: I had one friend who intervened and begged me to get help. Even though I didn’t continue with ny therapy. I went to church and received counseling from my pastor and got straight spiritually. I was able to turn away from all those things that were destroying me and finally think clearly. I had to ask myself whether or not I wanted to go out like my dad and have my kids hurt the way I was hurting. I’ve been clean for about seven years. Now, I keep all that stuff away from me, especially when I’m on the road.

Glad to see you've turned your life around G.

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