Will Smith has opened up about his mental health, revealing in a trailer for his upcoming YouTube docuseries that he once contemplated suicide.
The “Aladdin” actor, 53, has been on a tough fitness journey to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks. Smith said the mission not only pushed him back into shape, but also helped him discover “a lot of things that are hidden from me.”
He said in a trailer, “This started as a journey to get into the best shape of my life. When I started this show, I thought I was in the best shape of my life, physically. But mentally, I was somewhere else” Released Friday ForWill Smith: The best shape of my life. “
“Now I’m about to show the world, how little I know about myself. …what I understood as Will Smith, a devastating alien presenter, bigger than a life movie star, is to a great extent a constructive, cautious and elaborate character designed to protect myself, to disguise myself.” From the world, to hide the coward.”
In the trailer, Smith is seen training and training. In one clip, he is shown sitting at a table surrounded by his family.
“It was the only time in my life that I thought about suicide,” he said. The representative did not provide context after making the statement.
In the preview, Smith also talked about writing his upcoming memoir.willHe said the book “reveals a lot of things” about his life, including “many things people don’t know about me”.
The book is available for pre-order and will be released on November 9. The documentary series premieres on YouTube on November 8.
If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline At 800-273-8255, text TALK to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources For additional resources.