Actor and (sometimes) singer Tyrese Gibson headed to Instagram on Saturday (November 11) to explain his emotionally erratic behavior over the last few weeks. Following a public breakdown, Gibson evidently wanted to clear the air. During the video, he apologized to his fans, wife, friends and loved ones for his abnormal outbursts.
“11:11 today here’s my public apology – FYI contrary to false reports and narrative ! don’t have a mental illness, it was meds that was suggested to deal with the trauma of losing my daughter this way,” he wrote. “everything just changed Medication post I want you guys to know that to this day I don’t drink, smoke or on any level do I do drugs.”
The Fast & Furious staple went on to explain that he was advised to get on a psychiatric medication that negatively altered his mood and emotional stability. He said he initially sought treatment for dealing with the custody battle he’s locked in with his ex-wife Norma Gibson.
“…. because of this high stress and very traumatic experience I was advised then ultimately connected with multiple therapist and psychiatrist I had a few private meetings and this particular drug that was suggested although maybe helpful to others had an adverse effect on me and this is the reason I had a complete meltdown online,” he said. “I’m in the clear now, this is being flushed out of my system and I’m already to get back at 100%.”
Gibson had a total meltdown on Instagram earlier this month, which found him begging the mother of his child to not pursue a restraining order against him and professing his unwavering love for his daughter. Shortly after he posted the video, a child abuse investigation was dropped by family services, although he was later reportedly accused of skipping court-approved visits with his child.
Towards the end of this latest Instagram tirade, Gibson addressed the case.
“This will NOT compromise my case,” he continued. “This is transparency and honesty and more of a suggestion, please seek professional opinions when it comes to drugs especially psychiatric meds. We all need to be still and preset in the Lord and he will deal with your fights and reality”. Praying for you guys, and Pray for me and my family ! Love You TYRESE.”