Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams reveals she suffered from suicidal thoughts

Battle with mental illness Williams shared with the ladies of the CBS daytime chat show that her depression was so severe she thought about killing herself

Michelle Williams Reveals She Was Suicidal at the Height of Destiny's Child Fame: 'I Wanted Out'

See how she opened up about her former depression with the ladies of The Talk below. "So I was like, 'Oh, maybe I'm just exhausted.' I went to him but it's kind of like, he could have been right at the time".

Williams said that she didn't realize how serious her depression was until she was in her 30s, but that by 2013, she was "suicidal". Williams noted that at the time, she thought it was just growing pains. "However, Williams" depression only continued to get worse "to the point where I was suicidal ... and wanted out" from the group.

The 37-year-old singer discussed her longtime struggle with depression on Wednesday's episode of The Talk after Demi Lovato addressed her own experience with the mood disorder in her YouTube documentary. "I wanted out." The Talk host Sheryl Underwood, whose husband committed suicide, said she was glad that Williams was talking about this topic.

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This follows a growing number of artists who have also made a decision to speak out about mental health.

Explaining how she had been confused by the way she felt at the time, Michelle told the panel: "For years, I'm in one of the top-selling female groups of all time suffering with depression".

As someone who also saw and experienced a lot in her lifetime, Williams made it clear that she wasn't blaming anyone for the depression. It isn't always easy to take positive steps each day, but I know I have to in order to stay healthy. "You know, you go to church, and you just sweep it under the rug, and then you pray about it". I just ask that the headlines and quotes reflect what I said. I'm not supposed to be feeling this way.

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Of course, it's up to each individual person to decide how much they want to make public, but Williams' comments are her attempt to help people feel like they are free to speak about mental health.

It was only when she reached her thirties that she understood exactly what it was she was dealing with.

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