Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown opens up about suicide attempt
Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown has revealed that he tried to take his own life 12 years ago.
The culture expert took Twitter on Thursday (August 30) to open up about his suicide attempt.
He posted a video, adding the caption: “Today in 2006 I was sitting on my couch alone & attempted to commit suicide. In my mind life was over for me.
“But I got mental health support & worked each day to believe again. And here I am happy & healthy. I made it and If you’re going through something you can make it too!”
In the video, Brown opened up about his suicide attempt.
“I was in a very dark place. I just felt like life couldn’t get any better,” he said.
“Everything that was happening to me was never going to change and I tried to take my own life.”
He credited his best friends Raymond and Tre for calling an ambulance, saying that without them “probably would not be here today.”
The star added: “As you see me on Queer Eye, helping people with their mental health and you see me on my social media helping people, it’s because it’s important to me.
Today in 2006 I was sitting on my couch alone & attempted to commit suicide. In my mind life was over for me. But I got mental health support & worked each day to believe again. And here I am happy & healthy. I made it and If you’re going through something you can make it too! pic.twitter.com/dKYj5ZsLAj
— Karamo Brown (@KaramoBrown) August 30, 2018
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“I want you to know that things do get better. If you get help and you do the work daily, your life can change. I’m living proof of that.”
He encouraged his fans to reach out to their friends and family, saying: “You could be their support.”
On August 12, Brown, who is well-known for wearing striking bomber jackets, revealed his plans on Sunday .
“It’ll be coming very, very, very, soon,” he told Variety at a Emmy screening event at NeueHouse in Hollywood.
Queer Eye season two was released on Netflix in June, with the Fab Five making over a transgender man, called Skyler, for the first time.