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Michelle Williams opens up about checking herself into a mental health clinic

The Destiny's Child singer has been open about her mental health difficulties as of late.

By Jonah Waterhouse

Ex-Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams has announced her admission into a mental health clinic — proving that celebrities are prone to mental health difficulties too, as much as we often forget.

In a refreshingly candid Instagram post, the 37-year-old singer announced her "proud" admission into a mental health clinic for undisclosed reasons.

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Michelle wrote on Instagram:

Understandably, Michelle has received an outpouring of support on social media, with fans voicing their love and admiration for the singer as well as well-wishes.

Michelle has always been open about her mental health issues, saying she's suffered from depression since as young as 13. She's even admitted to experiencing suicidal thoughts at the height of Destiny's Child's fame in the 2000s, saying "so many people are walking around and acting like they've got it all together when they're suffering."

Michelle performing with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland at Coachella in April 2018.
Michelle performing with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland at Coachella in April 2018.

Consequently, it's no secret that Michelle has been the butt of Internet jokes for years.

The popularity of #PoorMichelle memes and satire, which point fun at Michelle's status in Destiny's Child (i.e. "behind" Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé), have proven a little too close for comfort; especially in times like this.

While there's no direct correlation between Michelle's mental health and the social media trend, it's a reminder for everyone to be kind 24/7 — because we're all going through some shit. We're wishing the best for Michelle, and hoping she's en route to a speedy recovery.

If you're suffering from mental health difficulties or know someone who is, there's ALWAYS help available. For anything urgent contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or call BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636.