Ab-Soul’s First Time Giving In-Depth Details On Suicide Attempt
Top Dawg Entertainment Rapper Ab-Soul gives heavy details for the first time about attempting to take his own life. Ab-Soul spoke with Charlamagne Tha God in a in depth interview prior to his new album, Herbert, released today on December 16.
The road to Ab-Soul’s incident
He jumped off of a freeway overpass in Carson, California also known as his hometown. A vape addiction is partially what led to the suicide attempt. Ab-Soul born as Herbert Stevens IV said he is addicted to cigarettes, but hopes to quit one day. He took on the alternative of vaping, since it was promoted as a safer choice than cigarettes, but he later realized it is not. “It is causing severe anxiety and depression…. I never understood depression until this,” he explained to Charlamagne. Ab-Soul does not even want to be in a room with any types of vape. He said he has been better than he’s ever been.
However, the TDE artist described the injuries he gained from “his incident,” he didn’t like to use the word ‘suicide.’ He preached that he is not in denial but would like to refer to the suicide attempt as an “incident.” The bruises from the jump left him almost unable to walk, lost his teeth, and some other wounds that he are still recovering from. Ab-Soul said in the interview he completed the album before the incident.
‘Herbert’ New Album
The long-awaited fifth studio LP has features from artists like SiR and Big Sean. The rapper said he took so long because it was important for him to take a step back and the last album was a lot. “I was getting lost in theory versus actually trying to create good art,” the Carson-native said in his interview.
It is always a heavy time to talk about suicide, but the dance community and those who were fans of The Ellen Show may know we just lost a popular figure, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss because of it.
Ab-Soul thankfully took time to recover from his physical and mental injuries. The California Rapper spoke on being an advocate for mental health and mentioned he is no longer suicidal.
Please call 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, if you are ever in need of help.
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