Kel Mitchell opens up about drug addiction, depression, and suicidal thoughts
Kel Mitchell, best known for his starring role on 'Kenan and Kel" is opening about battling drug addiction for many years..
In 2004, Kel Mitchell felt like his life was falling to pieces. Kenan & Kel had been cancelled, his marriage was ending, and he was just struggling to find light in his life.
“I felt like I’d hit a wall,” the All That star said in an interview with People. “I was like, ‘Okay. I need to figure out what I need to do in my life.'”
Mitchell had admitted on his blog that at this time in his life, which he referred to as his “confusion moment,” he was “suicidal” and “deep in sin” while dealing with his “divorce, drug and alcohol usage … the lost of love ones to gang violence, debt, hurt, pain, vanity, lust [and] heartbreak.”
But now, Mitchell has found “peace,” in his faith, he says in a new interview with PEOPLE.
“I was trying to figure it all out on my own. But what I needed to do was turn to Him,” he said. “Once I found that clarity with Christ, I knew everything would work out.”
Mitchell went on to say that he has turned his life around and that he is proud of the way he is living his life now.
“I enjoy living this life,” he said. He then added, “I don’t let things frustrate or worry me anymore. I don’t do that because I have peace in my heart. I have God.”