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Nick Cannon Admits To Suicidal Thoughts In Wake Of Controversy

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By Whitney Vasquez

Nick Cannon says he contemplated taking his own life following the backlash from his anti-Semitic comments. The 39-year-old star broke his silence on social media, posting for the first time since scaring his fans by tagging himself in "Heaven" and saying, "Goodbye Earth." Mariah Carey's ex-husband reappeared on Instagram after almost a 24 hour blackout period on Friday, July 18, informing his fans that their concerns about his mental health were accurate. The post wasn't about himself though, Nick Cannon came back to social media to pay tribute to his friend, who the star says took his own life.

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Breaking His Silence:

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Sharing a black and white photo showing the former "Wild 'n Out" singer with his late friend, Nick Cannon began the tribute by writing, "Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse... 2020 is definitely the most fucked up year I’ve ever witnessed!"

Admitting to his own suicidal thoughts, Nick Cannon continued, "After waking up & barely rising from my own dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on this planet, this powerful warrior actually had the balls to do it."

Scroll to see the rest of Nick Cannon's message.

Feels Like He Failed Him:

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Recalling a tale from last year, Nick Cannon said his friend was shot by police in San Diego and he stood by his side while he covered. "The Masked Singer" host revealed he feels "like I failed my little brother, adding, "I can’t help but think if I wasnt so engulfed in my own bullshit I could’ve been there for you when you finally took your life after several attempts... Fuck this place!!"

Fans are equally as scared with Nick Cannon's post, hoping that this isn't going to push him over the edge following a week of blows.

Anti-Semitic Backlash:

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As The Blast reported, after he spewed anti-Semitic comments about the Jewish community, ViacomCBS cut ties with the star and ended their decades-long relationship, including his job as host of "Wild 'n Out." Following that blow, his highly-anticipated talk show got shelved until 2021. Nick Cannon was reportedly receiving death threats even after issuing an apology.

He later took to Instagram, tagging himself in "Heaven" and accusing his community of turning their backs on him when he needed their support most. He ended his emotional message with "Goodbye Earth" and went dark on social media until sharing this news about his friend.

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