Michelle Williams says she was 'suicidal' when she was in Destiny's Child

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Speaking on CBS show The Talk, she noted how she had dealt with mental health issues as a teenager before joining Destiny's Child aged 20.

Williams concludes by saying how her experiences inspired her to speak out in an attempt to "normalise this mental health discussion.".

Despite being in "one of the top-selling female groups of all time" with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, Michelle was down in the dumps, "suffering from depression". "I was suicidal", she said.

"So I was like, "Oh, maybe I'm just tired".

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Watch the full clip below. "I didn't know until I was in my 30s what was going on; I thought it was growing pains".

The recording artist then went on to reveal how she had told Beyoncé's dad, Matthew Knowles, about how she was feeling, though he struggled to understand.

"Getting a diagnosis was kind of a relief", she said.

Michelle Williams has disclosed her depression battle before but she's never been as candid as she was Wednesday afternoon.

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"I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like, 'I'm the provider, I take care of people". What do you have to be depressed about?' So I was like, 'Oh! "I think he wanted me to be grateful, and I was, but I was still sad". I'm not supposed to be feeling this way.

"Letters like this comfort me letting me know it's OK to CONTINUE sharing my story that I actually share with millions of others!" Now she is revealing that at times she felt suicidal.

She was a member of the hottest girl group with singles topping the charts and a world tour in the works. Because while an artist like Lovato has made it a point to be honest about her personal life to her fans, that wasn't the case in the early 2000s, as artists like Britney Spears and Williams prove. "Depression is not okay, but it is okay to go get help".

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