Awful news hit the news today as on Monday evening (March 28th), R&B songstress Kehlani was hospitalized after attempting suicide following horrendous media backlash.
Earlier in the day, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter received endless backlash on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram following an Instagram by Canadian R&B performer PARTYNEXTDOOR. The post saw him and Kehlani in bed together with the caption “After all the shenanigans, still got the R&B singer back in my bed”. This post was uploaded amidst the rumours of Kehlani’s breakup from NBA star Kyrie Irving.
Kehlani was instantly ripped apart by an endless amount of people on social media, accusing the singer of cheating on the NBA star with her ex-boyfriend PARTYNEXTDOOR. All these accusations clearly took a toll on the songstress as it ultimately led to her suicide attempt. TMZ reported that she was placed on psychiatric hold after the emergency services arrived at her Hollywood home, stating that “she wanted to harm herself”.
Kehlani uploaded a photo onto instagram of her in a hospital bed hooked up to an IV with the following caption:
“Today I wanted to leave this earth,” she wrote. “Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point. But.. Don’t believe the blogs you read .. No one was cheated on and I’m not a bad person… Everyone is hurt and everyone is in a place of misunderstanding.. But as of today, I had no single wish to see tomorrow.. But God saved me for a reason, and for that… I must be grateful.. Cuz I’m not in heaven right now for a reason… On that note.. Bye Instagram.”
The post was quickly followed up with more abuse stating that she was attention seeking and not standing up to cheating accusations. The ‘You Should Be Here’ singer posted yet another Instagram post, shutting down haters and stating that she went through a bad breakup and realised that she was in love with her ex PARTYNEXTDOOR.
All thoughts are with Kehlani in this difficult struggle and we hope she has a speedy recovery.
Words by Connor Spilsbury-Brown