Machine Gun Kelly Attempted Suicide While On The Phone With Megan Fox: “I Just Started Getting Really Dark”
Machine Gun Kelly reveals his struggle with depression after his father's death in the documentary Life in Pink, now streaming on Disney+.
Machine Gun Kelly attempted suicide on the phone with Megan Fox.
In the just-out Hulu documentary, Life in Pink, the rapper, 32, admitted he put a shotgun in his mouth on the call during a paranoid meltdown and only avoided taking his life as a shell got jammed in the barrel.
In the film, Kelly came clean about fighting depression after the death of his father: “I wouldn’t leave my room and I started getting really, really, really dark.
“[Fiancée] Megan [Fox] went to Bulgaria to shoot a movie and I started getting this really wild paranoia. Like, I kept getting paranoid that someone was gonna come and kill me.”
Kelly, born Colson Baker, added he called Fox, 36, on a night he “just f****** snapped” when he was in a “really, really, really dark” place in July of 2020.
He said about phoning the actress while she was in the middle of shooting a film: “I called Megan. I was like, ‘You aren’t here for me.’
“I’m in my room and I’m like, freaking out on her. Dude, I put the shotgun in my mouth.
“And I’m yelling on the phone and like the barrel’s in my mouth. And I go to cock the shotgun and the bullet, as it comes back up, the shell just gets jammed. Megan’s like dead silent.”
MGK added support from Fox and his 12-year-old daughter Casie — whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Emma Cannon — made him realise he needed to get help and “kick the drugs for real this time”.
Life in Pink also charts the rapper’s upbringing, troubled relationship with his father, and a near-death experience with his daughter when he says a gun was pulled on them.
The rapper was booted out of his house by his dad when he was young, and his father died in 2020.
He also says in the film: “I feel like the world hates me. But, I never gave up. Ninety percent of my fans listen to me because of the pain they relate to in my lyrics.'”
Machine Gun Kelly's Life in Pink is now streaming on Disney+. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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