Machine Gun Kelly Opens Up About Mental Health, ‘I Feel An Odd Pressure’
Machine Gun Kelly expressed his ideas and thoughts about being famous and popular during his recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show. The musician also talked about his mental health saying that he had to hide his feelings from his fans and explained the reason behind that.
Machine Gun Kelly has been struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for a while and it’s been known that he was addicted to heroin, cannabis, cocaine, and Adderall, however, he didn’t clearly say that he got rid of them. His possible addiction problems might cause serious mental health issues for Kelly who started to draw more and more attention to them after his relationship with Megan Fox began.
Magazine journalists photographed Megan Fox and Kelly’s intimate moments and date nights along with using their statements about each other on the headlines. In a recent interview, Kelly admitted that his life has changed since he’s not only a rapper and newbie rocker anymore but also is a very famous actress/model’s boyfriend. The musician stated that he feels vulnerable and he noticed something weird while looking at his photos.
The thing that Machine Gun Kelly noticed was his fake smile and he felt like he had to keep smiling even though he was sad or depressed at that time. Kelly revealed that there is an ‘odd pressure’ on him especially when he attends an award ceremony because he gives importance to his fan’s ideas about him. The musicians highlighted that he doesn’t want his fans to think that the awards don’t important to him so he decided to hide his true feelings.
Kelly said in his interview that:
“I think I’m new to being vulnerable outside of songs. I see a lot of pictures of me and there’s like, smiles on them. It’s just weird though because I didn’t feel good at all that day and I kind of am sick of smiling on days when I don’t feel like smiling.
I feel like this odd pressure because I don’t want my fans to think that I’m taking something for granted so if I accept an award and I’m super smiley but behind the scenes, there was stuff going on.”
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