Depression has no mercy. It taken the lives of many, including mega-stars like Linking Park’s Chester Bennington and comedian/actor Robin Williams. Depression knows no race, religion, or gender – everybody is a victim.
Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds is no exception. During the band’s debut concert at the Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Reynolds took a few minutes to talk about his struggle with depression.
“I was diagnosed with depression many years ago. It’s been part of my story and part of my life. But it has not controlled me, it has only been a part of my story.” Reynolds confessed to the crowd.
“It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s not a weakness. If anyone of you is suffering from depression or anxiety, I just want you to know that I am here with you. I want you to know that life is always worth living.”
“Seek help, speak to someone, go see a therapist. I have a therapist – it’s not a strange thing. In fact, I think it’s incredibly wise and strong to be humble, and to seek help.” he added.
Reynolds then serenaded the crowd with the poignant “Demons”, which was inspired by his struggle with depression, and how he overcame and defeated the demons inside him.
Watch his full speech about depression here: