“I Wanted To Leave This Earth” – Kehlani Recovering From Suicide Attempt

In a deleted Instagram post, Kehlani has displayed a photo of her arm attached to a hospital IV, with a caption explaining that the singer had attempted to take her own life.

Yesterday saw the tabloid media whipped into a feeding frenzy when news began to circulate of Kehlani having reportedly cheated on NBA player boyfriend Kyrie Irving, with OVO artist PARTYNEXTDOOR, following a post of the two in bed together.


According to HipHopDX, more than one million hashtags were created during this frenzy. Needless to say, the whole situation obviously, understandably led to the singer – and all others involved – forced to deal with a really ugly and private situation in an extremely public way. Tragically, the 20-year-old seems to have reacted in the worst way possible, with an attempt on her own life.

Kehlani then deleted all of her social media accounts, but today returned to post the photo of herself in hospital.

The post reads, “Today I wanted to leave this earth. 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.”


To those who feed off tabloid news: these stories affect more than your website’s daily unique hits and your Facebook feeds. They affect people, they affect lives, and they have the power to potentially end one. Be careful of what you write.

Howl & Echoes extends all of our love and support for the young performer.

To anyone living with depression and suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. Please visit Beyond Blue for information and support.

Image: Viper