BANG! NEWS – Nick Cannon has been “contemplating continuing his physical existence on this planet”.
The 39-year-old TV star has seemingly admitted to struggling with suicidal thoughts as he mourned the death of his friend and rapper Ryan Bowers, who took his own life recently.
Speaking about Ryan’s death on social media, he wrote, “Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, 2020 is definitely the most messed up year I’ve ever witnessed! After waking up and barely rising from my own dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on this planet, this powerful warrior actually had the guts to do it.
“I can’t help but think if I wasn’t so engulfed in my own mess. I could’ve been there for you when you finally took your life after several attempts. #CantWin #ForLosing.”
Nick’s comments come after he was recently the subject of backlash when he made anti-Semitic remarks on his podcast last month, which have since led to him being dropped by ViacomCBS and have the premiere date of his talk show pushed back.
The star revealed this week he will also be taking “some time away” from his radio show, Nick Cannon Mornings on Meruelo Media’s KPWR-FM Power 106, to “commit to deeper, more thorough reflection and education”.
He tweeted, “Morning radio family. I have decided to take some time away from my radio show so I can commit myself to deeper, more thorough reflection and education.”
Nick recently apologised for his remarks, admitting he was guilty of reinforcing the “worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people”.
Despite being dropped from ViacomCBS show Wild ‘N Out, Fox have confirmed Nick will stay on as host of The Masked Singer after he “sincerely apologised” for his comments.