J Balvin reveals he struggles with depression and anxiety

J Balvin reveals he struggles with depression and anxiety

11/05/2020

J Balvin is opening up about his struggle with mental health.

The Colombian born singer told his 44.8 million followers in his native Spanish on Tuesday that he has been battling anxiety and depression.

“I know I’ve been a bit absent from social media. But like every human being, I’ve been tested,” he said on his Instagram Stories. “In this case, once again I was dealing with anxiety and a bit of depression.”

Balvin, 35, shared that he hadn’t been as active online because he didn’t like to pretend like everything was fine.

“I don’t like to act, I don’t like to fake it, ‘Ah, happiness. Everything is perfect,’” he said. “No, because I’m a human being just like everyone else and I’m also fragile and very vulnerable, possibly even more so than many of you.”

The “Mi Gente” singer then thanked his fans for “staying connected” with him while he recuperates.

“Soon this will pass just like every storm, and I’ll be on here again talking more with you all, making jokes because just acting like it, no. I’m not up for that,” he concluded. “I have to always be real and share what I feel in the moment. I love you all very much.”

In October, Balvin first shared that he was dealing with some “dark” moments in a post on Instagram.

He captioned a picture of him looking somber in Spanish, “Although it looks like color on the outside, many times there is a lot of darkness on the inside. I pray for the mental health of all of us who need it, depression and anxiety are real, don’t be afraid to accept them and seek professional help.”

The “Rojo” singer then sent a message of support to others, saying, “I know what you’re all feeling, I live with it and understand all of those who are also struggling.”

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