Nick Cannon has shared his heartbreak after his friend took his own life and hinted that he himself has suffered from suicidal thoughts.
The 39-year-old comedian and TV host took to Instagram on Saturday night to pay tribute to his friend Ryan Bowers, an up-and-coming rapper who was signed to Cannon’s music label before he died by apparent suicide hours earlier.
‘Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse… 2020 is definitely the most f**ked up year I’ve ever witnessed!’ Cannon wrote in the caption of a photo of him and Bowers.
‘After waking up & barely rising from my own dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on this planet, this powerful warrior actually had the balls to do it.’
The tragic post came as Cannon has faced fierce backlash over his past anti-Semitic and anti-white comments, which led to his firing from ViacomCBS and the postponement of his new daytime talk show.
The Instagram post was one in a string of emotional musings Cannon has shared on social media in the wake of the scandal anti-Semitic and anti-white comments he made on his podcast.
Cannon later apologized for the remarks but is still facing severe repercussions.
On Friday it was revealed that his new daytime talk show, The Nick Cannon Show, had been pushed back from its original air date of September until 2021 as a result of the controversy.
‘The Nick Cannon talk show will not debut this year,’ Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury, the show’s producers and distributor, told US Weekly.
‘After conversations with Nick, we do believe that his public comments don’t reflect his true feelings and his apology is heartfelt and sincere.
‘We want to continue the healing process as he meets with leaders of the Jewish community and engages in a dialogue with our distribution partners to hear their views.
‘We are standing by Nick in our hope that by fall 2021 he will be able to use his extraordinary talent and platform to entertain, enlighten and unite his audience on the Nick Cannon talk show.
‘Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury condemn anti-Semitism, racism and hate speech. It runs counter to everything we stand for.’
Cannon had announced Wednesday that he is also taking some time away from his radio show for ‘reflection’ and posted a picture of his meeting with a prominent rabbi.
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