Comedian and TV personality, Owen Gee, during the unveiling of Live and not Die, an initiative aimed at stemming the tide of suicide in the country revealed that in 2017, he attempted suicide a couple of times when he passed through very difficult times.
“I have had suicidal tendencies,” he said. “Last year, I tried several things, but they did not work out. It was not because the ideas were bad, but the people I was working with just didn’t let them work out. Then anxity and depression set in.
“It was then I realised that no drug could calm depression. There was hardly anyone I didn’t take. There was a time I was sleeping on drugs. There was a particular yellow tablet that, if I took it on Tuesday, on Wednesday I would only be prompted to barely wake up, eat and go back to sleep even before I finished eating. I would not wake up until Thursday.”
He advised Nigerians to shun fake life which he said is very prevalent in the entertainment sector which he is a part of.