Although comedians are thought to be the happiest people in the world, but that is not always the case. A few days ago, ace comedian, Owen G revealed that he was in a serious state of depression for the best part of 2017. It is obvious that even comedians get very sad. The humour merchant told Saturday Beats that he was so depressed during that period that he did not care much about his life.
He admitted that for a very long while he was placed on anti-depressants, the drugs did not really work. He said he instead listened to inspirational songs from artistes like Majek Fashek and Bob Marley which helped him to snap out of depression.
He added that prayer and his family played a key role in his life when he hit rock bottom.
A lot of people fail to understand that comedians are human beings as well and we do comedy because it is what we know best. Anytime I am in front of somebody, I feel the need to make the person happy even if it means the person would be happier than me. It is what I know how to do best but I am human as well and I go through pains like every other person. Comedy is just our work, just as you have bankers and doctors. There are so many times one has gone through a huge loss you know you cannot get back; if you do not have enough strength to put it together, you would find out that the situation would eat you up. If something more disastrous should happen at the time, you find out that you begin to enter a state of depression. It starts with unstoppable headaches, you would not be sick physically but mentally, then you would become withdrawn. I never allowed my hair to grow as I shaved after every three days but I got to a point when I kept my hair for three weeks and I did not care,” the comedian said.