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Lil Nas X Details Mental Health Struggles and Battle With Hypochondria on TikTok

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Lil Nas X is opening up to his fans on TikTok about his struggles with mental health.

What We Know:

  • On Tuesday, musician Lil Nas X posted a “Life Story” series to his TikTok account detailing the struggles he has faced throughout part of his life. In the first part of the series, he explained how he was the first in his family to attend college back in 2017. During this time of his life, he felt isolated after not having friends and struggled with grief from his grandmother’s passing. After leaving school in 2018 to pursue music, Nas battled unstable living environments, domestic violence, and eventually developed depression and an abnormal amount of health anxiety.

“I started going to the doctor a lot in fear that I would die soon… hypochondria,” he wrote.

  • But the story doesn’t end there, in the second part of the series Nas talks about his most famous single “Old Town Road“. The song reached mainstream radio after becoming an internet sensation through viral video clips. Although the song is a hit, the 21-year-old rapper explained that the mounting pressure of fame heightened his anxieties.
  • He feared becoming a “one-hit-wonder” and worked hard on his music to maintain his platform and build a successful career. By the third part of the series, Nas has enough money to send his mother to rehab to help her recover from her drug addiction and financially support the people he loves most.
  • In an interview from 2020, Nas described his distant relationship with his mother. “I never really talk about my mom. She’s an addict so we don’t have the closest relationship,” he said. “Even trying to get her better — things didn’t quite work out. But there’s still love… The biggest surprise of becoming globally famous? On the outside, everybody loves you — but on the inside, everything [feels] the same.”
  • As the story reached his highest success with “Old Town Road,”  Lil Nas X highlights his battle with suicidal thoughts, coming out, a lawsuit, and the end of an intimate relationship.

Still, Lil Nas X plans to reveal more of his life in the 5th part of the TikTok series with a hint of a happier ending.

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