Macky 2 says he has struggled with depression and anxiety for years. Today the singer opened up about his struggles for the first time.
“I haven’t told too many people about it and the few that I have told tend to ask questions like “Why are you depressed?.. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.” He wrote on Facebook.
Macky2 further explained more details about the difference between depression and sadness.
“It is so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not typical sadness, I know sadness. In Fact, my life was once full of it. But this is different. Being sad and being depressed are two different things. Also, people going through depression don’t look so, while someone sad will look sad.”
Fans and other artists have thanked Macky2 for speaking up and sharing his experience with depression and anxiety. Something very few people do, especially in countries like Zambia.
B Flow responded by saying, “Thank You for being honest with yourself and with all of us. You know I’m available 24//7 if you need someone to talk to because a problem shared is a problem halved. Love you, bro.”