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Queer Eye's Karamo Brown opens up about past suicide attempt

The Queer Eye culture expert has urged followers to look after their mental health.

2018-09-01

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown has opened up about his past suicide attempt. 

The culture expert of the Netflix hit show has revealed he tried to take his own life in 2006 during a time in which he had been "in a very dark place" and felt his life "could not get any better". 

Brown, 37, opened up in a Twitter video shared on Thursday (August 30) alongside a caption reading: "Today in 2006 I was sitting on my couch alone and attempted to commit suicide. In my mind life was over for me.

"But I got mental health support and worked each day to believe again. And here I am happy and healthy. I made it and if you're going through something you can make it too!" 

Speaking in the video, Brown said: "I was in a very dark place [and] I just felt like life couldn't get any better. Everything that was happening to me was never going to change and I tried to take my own life." 

The 37-year-old then said that if his friends Raymond and Tre didn't call the ambulance, Brown "probably would not be here today". 

He continued: "As you see me on Queer Eye, helping people with their mental health and you see me on my social media helping people, it's because it's important to me. I want you to know that things do get better. If you get help and you do the work daily, your life can change. I'm living proof of that."

Brown ended the video by urging followers to reach out to those who might need support.