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Kid Cudi Performs for First Time Since Rehab Stint for Depression, Suicidal Urges: 'We Can Make It Through'

by Meredith B. Kile 5:24 PM PST, November 06, 2016
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Kid Cudi returned the stage over the weekend, performing for the first time since checking himself into rehab last month for “depression and suicidal urges.”

"Listen, I miss every single one of you, I love every single one of you," the rapper told the crowd at the ComplexCon festival in Long Beach, California, on Saturday. "I know life is crazy… [but] we can make it through. I am living proof!"

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During his main stage set, Cudi performed some of his biggest hits, including "Pursuit of Happiness," "Frequency," and "Erase Me,” and brought out fellow performers Travis Scott and Pharrell for a few collaborative tracks. 

Last month, 32-year-old rapper first announced that he was seeking treatment in a social media post, telling fans that the decision was “something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans.”

“I am not at peace,” he added. “I haven't been since you've known me. If I didn't come here, I would've done something to myself.”

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Cudi, who also recently made headlines for a short-lived feud with his former mentor, Kanye West, admitted to fans that “anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it.”

“I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me?” he continued. “I guess I give so much of myself to others I forgot that I need to show myself some love too. I think I never really knew how.”

See more about the rapper’s candid statement in the video below.

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