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Mary J. Blige Recalls Time She 'Didn't Want to Live' in New Documentary

Mary J. Blige Recalls Time She 'Didn't Want to Live' in New Documentary

Mary J. Blige is opening up about her battle with depression.

In the trailer for her new Amazon Prime documentary Mary J. Blige: My Life, the 50-year-old entertainer admitted that when she was working on her 1994 album My Life, there was a point that she “didn’t want to live” anymore.

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My Life is probably my darkest album at one of the darkest times I’ve had.” Mary says in the trailer. “Most of the time I was just depressed and didn’t want to live. I had it all inside and I was able to sing it and write it, and I didn’t know that so many people felt the same way.”

Also in the trailer, Mary says that music was a savior for her while growing up in the Bronx.

“The only thing, I think, that kept us guided was the music. It just saved you,” Mary shared. “In the neighborhood we lived in, it’s like prison. There was a lot wrong, and it was a lot. I needed to get out. That’s why I had that pen.”

Mary J. Blige’s My Life is set to stream on Amazon Prime Video on June 25 – you can watch the trailer here.

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