Lil Nas X opened up about his mental health struggles in a series of candid TikTok posts, revealing that he feared he would die as he battled depression and hypochondria. The 21-year-old rapper said he had “no friends” during college and struggled to cope after his grandmother passed away.
Lil Nas posted his first video, saying: “Hey I’m Lil Nas X, and this is my story. In 2017, I became the first of all my family to get into college. During college I was depressed, had no friends… and my grandmother passed.” The artist said that he only started to feel better when he started making music, saying: “I started going to the doctor a lot in fear that I would die soon… hypochondria. In May 2018 I started making music. I was happy again!!!”
Lil Nas – whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill – broke records when his smash hit ‘Old Town Road’ topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for 19 weeks. You can view the series of videos chronicling his ‘life story’ on his TikTok page.
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