Nick Cannon may feel like his community has turned their backs on him but a number of fans are proving that’s not true. The 39-year-old star is collecting tons of supportive comments on his most recent post after deleting traces of his troubling suicidal thoughts from days ago. The former “Wild ‘n Out” host’s mental health was questioned after he shared two scary posts over the weekend, one tagging himself in “Heaven” and saying “goodbye Earth.” After going silent on social media for more than 24 hours, Nick Cannon confirmed he was having suicidal thoughts.
Stemming from the backlash that followed after he spewed anti-Semitic comments about the Jewish community, Nick Cannon said the fallout was almost too much for him to bear. As The Blast reported, ViacomCBS cut ties with the star and ended their decades-long relationship including axing him as host of “Wild ‘n Out.” One day later, it was announced that his highly-anticipated talk show was shelved for another year.
Nick Cannon also revealed he had been receiving death threats. Confirming he was “dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on this plane,” Mariah Carey‘s ex-husband revealed another devastating blow.
While he was silent on social media, his friend committed suicide. Paying tribute to rapper Ryan Bowers, Nick Cannon described the guilt he was feeling. “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!!” he wrote.
On Monday, July 20, Nick Cannon deleted the “Heaven” post as well as his tribute to Ryan on his Instagram. He replaced them with a clip showing the star sitting down with a rabbi to discuss the fallout and while some are continuing to pile on hate, most understand you can’t kick someone when they are down.
Several fans took to Nick Cannon’s comments and commended the star for trying to make his wrongs right. “Just stay true to yourself and your beliefs; you can’t please everyone so you might as well please yourself,” one person wrote.
“We still love you nick! You’ve done a lot of great things and still do to this day! We love you!” added another. “Nick, we understanding [sic] what you were saying bro. Your [sic] good. Keep doing your thing,” shared a third.
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