Belly has opened up about his struggles with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

In an Instagram post shared on the Palestinian-Canadian rapper’s birthday (April 7), Belly revealed how mentally and physically difficult a time he’s had in recent years.

“The last couple years have been fucked up for me in almost every way,” he wrote. I’ve been in and out of therapy for over a year(depression, PTSD). I gotta do physical therapy twice a week (back/neck injuries) and I can’t even tour or travel too much. I got put on anti-depressants (I’m off now) lost my confidence & regained most of the weight that I lost.”

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The last couple years have been fucked up for me in almost every way. I’ve been in and out of therapy for over a year(depression, PTSD). I gotta do physical therapy twice a week (back/neck injuries) and I can’t even tour or travel too much. I got put on anti-depressants (I’m off now) lost my confidence & regained most of the weight that I lost. Emotionally, mentally & physically, I was rock bottom. I crashed and burned.. The only silver lining in this whole situation, is that UP is the only direction left to go. This shit is all I got, if anything can bring me back from the ashes; it’s music, my family & my fans. I don’t need sympathy or pity from anybody, I’m only saying this to let y’all know: I won’t lay down and die.. see you next wednesday

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Belly also explained how reaching a low point helped him see the light at the end of the tunnel.

“Emotionally, mentally & physically, I was rock bottom. I crashed and burned..” he added. “The only silver lining in this whole situation, is that UP is the only direction left to go. This shit is all I got, if anything can bring me back from the ashes; it’s music, my family & my fans.

“I don’t need sympathy or pity from anybody. I’m only saying this to let y’all know: I won’t lay down and die.. see you next Wednesday.”

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Various members of the Hip Hop community – including Pusha T, Jadakiss and G-Eazy – responded with love and support while wishing Belly a happy birthday in the process.

Belly is signed to Roc Nation. His last album, Immigrant, was released in 2018.

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