Williams made the revelation during her co-hosting stint on CBS’s ‘The Talk’ during a candid discussion about mental health.
I didn’t know until I was in my 30s what was going on…I’ve been suffering since the age of 13, I didn’t know what to call it, I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time [Destiny’s Child], suffering with depression.
When I disclosed it to our manager [Matthew Knowles] at the time, bless his heart, he was like ‘y’all just signed a multi-million dollar deal, you’re about to go on tour, what do you have to be depressed about.’ So I was like, “maybe I’m just tired.”
“I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like, ‘I’m the provider, I take care of people.
I’m not supposed to be feeling this way. What do I do?’ And I wanted out,” she recounted.
For the record, Williams is feeling better these days and states, “It’s off. It’s released. I’ve released it.”