Last updated on Jan 28th, 2021 at 12:43 am
Somizi had his fans in tears during a recent episode of his hit reality show, Living The Dream With Somizi
The Idols SA judge visited a psychologist to talk of his battle with depression and how it affected his relationships.
He said that he sometimes felt that depression is “the voice of the devil”.
During his dark days of depression, Somizi said that he would sometimes be rude to people and would not know why.
Despite his success, SomGaga also sometimes wonders what will happen if he loses it all.
He also revealed that he did not tell his fiancé Mohale Motaung about his depression at first.
Viewers praised Somizi for talking about a difficult topic with which many people suffer in silence
“Depression is horrible yazi. I [wouldn’t] have guessed Somizi suffers from it. #LTDWSomizi,” one wrote.
Another viewer added: “Last night I was so triggered by Somizi’s therapy session. For the first time [it] made sense of how the depression plays out in my life. I understood my feelings like I was the one in that session. Now I know what I am fighting and how to fight it. Thank you.”
Somizi touched about some of his life challenges in his 2017 memoir, Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit.
He told the Citizen in an interview that he had to go on anti-depressants to deal with life’s stresses, including being falsely accused of sexually assaulting a man and going broke during one stage of his career.
Somizi said that a positive mindset helped him survive some of his darkest moments.
Here’s a look at what others had to say about the latest episode of his reality show…
— Beloved 🌻 (@TheeRamzie) September 12, 2019
Somizi trying to show us that no one is immune to depression…rich or poor, black or white,celebrity or not we are all human #livingthedreamwithsomizi
— Spado (@spadonapster) September 12, 2019
Last night i was so triggered by Somizi’s therapy session. For the first time i made sense of how the depression plays out in my life. I understood my feelings like i was the one in that session. Now i know what i am fighting and how to fight it. Thank you @somizi ❤ #LTDWSomizi
— Connie Matlejoane (@TheRealConza) September 8, 2019
— Boitumelo kele (@keleytumi) September 12, 2019