On March 9, T.O.P sat down with Prestige Hong Kong for an interview, in the interview he talked about many topics including his suicide attempt from five years ago, he said,
“This is the first time I have spoken this publicly, but I did try to commit suicide about five years ago,” he then looked away as his voice lowered, “I realized later how much hurt and painful memories I gave to the people around me, my family and fans out there.”
T.O.P even contemplated quitting music, but during his rough times, it was music that was helping him fight through it all, he revealed that he has written more than 100 songs over the past five years.
T.O.P also opened up about how he suffered from depression since he was young, he said,
“Since I was young I have suffered from depression, but by looking at beautiful things, especially art, I feel relaxed, I feel relieved.”
T.O.P added that what helped him get over it was by spending time with art.
After the interview was published, T.O.P’s name began trending on Twitter, fans voicing their support for him and how much they are proud of him for opening up about such a painful experience.
On February 7, YG Entertainment announced that T.O.P has departed the agency after 16 years, they stated that T.O.P will be taking on a wide variety of new challenges as both an artist and an entrepreneur, they respect his decision to leave the agency and wish him the best.
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