Chris Brown thought about taking his own life after assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
“I felt like a f–king monster,” the singer revealed in the trailer for his upcoming documentary, “Welcome to My Life.” “I was thinking about suicide and everything else. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating. I was just getting high.”
Following a heated argument ahead of the 2009 Grammy Awards, Brown, 26, got physically violent with Rihanna, 28, whose face was left severely bruised from the incident. The R&B crooner was charged with a felony, and the assault forever tarnished his image.
“That was the worst day of my life and probably his life,” Brown’s mom, Joyce Hawkins, shared in the clip. “I felt like I was going to lose my child.”
Despite his fall from grace, Brown hopes to get his career back on track.
“If there was ever a doubt in your mind that Chris Brown was done, he was finished … I wouldn’t bet on it,” he said.