Honey Singh, a name that popularised the rap culture in Indian music Industry and ruled the world of music for quite a long time. His fans following was swelling in numbers with his every other hit shattering all the music charts. But suddenly his career saw a significant gap of two and a half years that is considered to be enough to kill anyone’s career in the industry, yet the singer bounced back with the same zeal and proved all the naysayers wrong.
The artist, who enjoyed stardom and ruled music industry with many hits in his name, now decided to finally let the world know about his fight against depression and alcoholism, and how these two and a half years were the darkest of phases of his lifetime.
Honey Singh still refers it to be the ‘terrible phase’ of his life and how depression & alcoholism affected his mental health.
The singer shared, “It was a terrible phase for me. A lot was going on with my mental well being. I had become an alcoholic as well. I used to not sleep so the disease started growing slowly inside me. It took me 3-4 months to accept that I’m actually not well. It was a dark phase and I would request everyone to not hide it. Especially, an artists is like a mirror for an audience. When we can share every bit of our lives, why not this?”
He further says, “People asked me where I had disappeared for two and a half years. So then I felt it’s important to speak up. I was unwell and I got well. I remember making ‘Dheere Dheere’ for Hrithik Roshan during that phase and it turned out to be the biggest hit at that time.”
The family was a constant support to him, he asserts. “The entire family and friends took care of me. In fact, there are many people from the industry who supported me. Shah Rukh bhai and Deepika Padukone helped me and since Deepika has also been through a similar phase, so she shared a Delhi based doctor’s number with my family for me. They all prayed for me to get well and main theek ho gaya.”