Actress Princess Shyngle has finally spoken after she reportedly attempted taking her own life in Nigeria.
In a brief chat with Nkonkonsa.com, Princess Shyngle who is currently recovering said she is stable now but she was not in the right frame of mind to give details of why she attempted to take her own life.
“I’m stable and well. I have just been held here for a few more days and I have been put on suicide watch. I am okay now” , she told Nkonkonsa.com.
The “Virgin at 30” actress who is currently in Nigeria tried to take her life on Tuesday morning, December 11, 2018 when she took an over dose of a drug and a substance suspected to be bleach.
She is currently on admission at a hospital in Nigeria and she said to be responding to treatment. According to Princess Shyngle’s female friend who spoke on condition of anonymity, Princess reached out to her few days ago and made known her intentions to take her life after which she tried to talk her out it but it seems she cold not convince her well enough.
“She came to me a few days ago and I spoke to her, she is a very good friend of mine and we talk a lot, I mean when I need help, she is there for me so she reached out to me and I spoke to her not to do it but it looks like I was not able to persuade her to delete the suicidal thoughts.
“Honestly, I am really sad about what has happened. Princess Shyngle is one talented actress with a beautiful heart and losing her would have been a great loss to our country and industry” the source said.
The source continued, “what people do not know is that, we go through a lot and it is not easy being in the media space and you cannot say, you will stay away from social media too, you need it to keep your brand up but when we post things, the insults, name calling etc are just too much.
“Internet trolling is not a good thing. It can very depressing and one has to develop a thick skin to handle it. For my friend, Princess Shyngle, maybe she was grappling with other things that pushed her to want to take her life but thing I knew that got her so much was trolling on the internet.”
Princess Shyngle has in the past opened up about being suicidal indicating that whenever she is faced with disappointments, the first thought that comes to mind is to end her life
“I cannot take disappointments. When I want something or I am looking for something and things do not work out well, the next thought that comes to mind is to commit suicide,” she stated in an interview with Graphic Showbiz newspaper in August 2017.
She also revealed that she’s been battling with these thoughts since she was 18 years old and what triggered it was a near death experience that her father experienced.
‘’It started when I was about 18 years or so. I almost lost my dad through a fire outbreak and just the thought alone made me want to kill myself.
“I couldn’t see myself living my life without him and thought the best thing was to go with him,” she told Graphic Showbiz.