Chrisette Michele has revealed that after receiving backlash for singing at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, she was dropped from her record label, suffered a miscarriage and became suicidal.
Michele, the soul singer who performed with gospel singer and preacher Travis Greene at the Liberty Ball, the first of three official balls held in Washington, D.C. for Trump’s inauguration in January, says she lost numerous fans as a result. More than that, the 34-year-old said she was disowned by family members and dropped from her record label following the loss of public support.
The turn of events took a toll on her health, and the singer had a miscarriage. When she lost her child, Michele realized she had to work through her deep spiral into depression.
“This experience of a broken nation showed itself in my own physical body. That was when I knew I had to pull it together,” Michele wrote in a series of emotional Instagram posts. “Heal, forgive. Just because I had a negative experience didn’t mean I had to become negative and broken.”
Michele was transparent with her struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide.
“People ask me how I’m so positive after all I’ve been through. When you’re laying in bed naked, next to a bottle of Bacardi and Xanex. When you wear pajamas morning and night,” she wrote in a separate post on Instagram. “When you don’t pick up the phone for weeks, months. When you’re afraid to look at social media.”
The singer recalled feeling worthless and began drinking so much that she couldn’t see or speak clearly. Michele remembers feeling that she did not want to wake up.
However, she believes God covered her in those times.
SOURCE: Christine Thomasos