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J Balvin Reveals He 'Didn't Want to Live' Amid Struggle with Depression

J Balvin is getting candid about his struggle with depression.

During a candid conversation with Becky G on her Amazon Music podcast En La Sala, the 25-year-old reggaeton singer admitted that there was one point in his life where he “didn’t want to live” anymore.

“I was just crying for no reason. Didn’t want to wake up. Didn’t want to eat, didn’t even want to live,” J Balvin said, revealing that he’s been suffering from anxiety and depression since he was a kid.

“You lose hope and you feel strange at every place you go. You feel like you are outside of your body,” J Balvin explained. “I’ve been shaking since I was a kid, and I’ve always had it, but I just didn’t know it was anxiety.”

J Balvin said that he didn’t want to seek help because he want to think he “was crazy.”

“I remember that I was in bed for, like, five days and I was just waiting to die. ‘I don’t have the balls to kill myself but I will just wait,’” J Balvin recalled thinking at the time. “Of course, my whole family was devastated because at the time I wasn’t as known as I am right now…. At the time, I quit my career and I love music.”

Eventually, J Balvin went to see a doctor to get help and started treatment for depression.

“Since then, I have been medicated and I don’t feel bad about it,” J Balvin shared.

Now, J Balvin said he’s committed to destigmatizing treatment both in his music and on social media.

“What I tell kids is don’t believe everything you see on Instagram. I want to be a real man and show [the real me],” J Balvin said. “There’s a lot of people out there suffering like I am…but when you’re going through a hard moment and have anxiety and depression, don’t check Instagram.”

“To me, everything, for real, is to have health and mental health and peace,” he continued. “I want to tell the kids, don’t be afraid to be who they are and this comes with everything, sexual identity, beliefs, religion, who you want to be as an artist, your career, don’t compare yourself to anybody else.”

J Balvin Reveals He Is Struggling With Anxiety & Depression

J Balvin is being open and honest with his fans.

The 35-year-old music superstar got candid on Tuesday (November 3) on his Instagram Story about his absence over the past few days on social media.

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“Like any human being, I’ve had some challenges. This time it’s anxiety and some depression,” he explained in Spanish in the video.

“I don’t like acting or faking my happiness or that everything is perfect. I’m like any human being. I’m fragile and vulnerable, possibly more than all of you,” he continued.

“Soon, the storm will pass and I’ll be back cracking jokes with you all. I’m not here to act but to be real and share what I’m feeling in the moment. I love you all. Jose,” he ended the video.

He similarly posted about his struggles last year, writing: “Anxiety and depression are a reality, perhaps it is part of my mission on earth to talk about things that few accept. And simply accepting that I am human like everyone else. 🙏”

Earlier in the year, he revealed something about his health.

J Balvin & Roddy Ricch Drop Out of MTV VMAs 2020 Performer Lineup

J Balvin and Roddy Ricch are no longer performing at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.

Amid reports over the weekend that performers might be dropping out due to COVID-19 safety precautions, both artists are no longer part of the lineup for the event on August 30, via Variety.

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“Unfortunately, J Balvin and Roddy Ricch are no longer performing. As with every awards show, there are always last-minute talent changes. That said, this year has more logistical hurdles than most and the health and safety of our employees and partners is of the utmost importance,” a source told the outlet.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be performing at this year’s VMAs as announced. My team and I did everything in our power to make this work, due to COVID compliance issues at the last minute we had to call off the performance. My team and I are safe and everyone’s health is a main priority, as well as giving a quality performance. I appreciate MTV for the opportunity to perform and I hope I can see y’all next year. STAY SAFE,” Roddy wrote on Instagram.

J Balvin has not yet spoke out about the news, but confirmed earlier in the month that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Here’s what reports are saying about the MTV VMAs performers amid the pandemic…

J Balvin Reveals He Had Coronavirus: 'I Got It Bad'

J Balvin has revealed that he recently contracted the novel coronavirus and he’s still in recovery mode.

The 35-year-old “Mi Gente” singer made the revelation while giving an acceptance speech during the 2020 Premios Juventud event on Thursday (August 13).

“At this moment, I’m just getting better from COVID-19. These have been very difficult days, very complicated. Sometimes we won’t think that we’ll get it, but I got it and I got it bad,” he said in Spanish.

The message was recorded from Colombia, where Balvin currently is staying.

“My message to those that follow me, young fans and people in general is to take care. This isn’t a joke. The virus is real and it’s dangerous,” he added.

There have been 422,519 cases of COVID-19 in Colombia and 76,805 of those cases were just in the last week.

Find out which legendary entertainer will be one of the first to try an experimental vaccine.

J Balvin Teams Up with Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, & Tainy for 'One Day' - Read Lyrics & Watch Video!

J Balvin has teamed up with Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, and Tainy on the star-studded collaboration “Un Dia (One Day),” which you can listen to now!

The bilingual anthem was released on Thursday night (July 23) and a music video starring Money Heist actress Ursula Corbero was also unveiled. Fans of the Netflix heist series know her as Tokyo.

Balvin previously collaborated with Bad Bunny on the 2019 EP Oasis and he teamed up with Tainy on the song “Agua” for the soundtrack for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponege on the Run.

You can download the song now on iTunes or stream it below via the music video, which was directed by Stillz and executive produced by NEON16.

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J Balvin Drops 'Colores': Album Stream & Download - Listen Now!

J Balvin‘s fourth studio album, Colores, is out now!

The Colombian superstar was set to release Colores on midnight on Friday (March 20), but instead, made the record available for streaming exclusively on Spotify last night at 7pm EST (March 19) and presented as a visual album dubbed the Colores Experience.

For each of the 10 songs, all named after colors, Balvin himself will lead a guided meditation that channels the color and explain its relationship to the music.

“The idea of making Colores came to me in a moment of leisure,” said Balvin in a press release. “I was calm and I got the idea of naming the album Colores. And I thought… ‘Why not name each song after a color?’ Each person will have their own perception of each color [in] the album. Maybe they can close their eyes and [‘Rojo‘] isn’t red to them, but blue.”

To coincide with the release, J Balvin also dropped the music video for “Amarillo“!

Listen to J Balvin‘s new album below! You can also download it on Apple Music.

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Justin Bieber Films a Music Video with J Balvin - See Set Photos!

Justin Bieber is working on a new song with J Balvin and they just shot their upcoming music video!

The 25-year-old singer was spotted working with J Balvin, 34, on the set of the video on Thursday (February 27) in Miami, Fla.

Justin sat in the driver’s seat of a classic convertible and drove around town with J Balvin in the passenger seat. They later changed into new outfits for some evening scenes.

Justin and J Balvin‘s song is reportedly going to be called “La Bomba” and fans are already hoping it’s the Song of the Summer.

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