Tiffany Haddish Explains The Moment She Stopped Having Suicidal Thoughts

October 18, 2018  |  

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Comedian Tiffany Haddish may be Hollywood’s favorite funny girl right now, but she is a phoenix rising from the ashes of a very serious past.

In a recent interview, the “Night School” actress revealed she snapped out of her cloud of suicidal thoughts when she learned that her stepfather tried to kill her in the car accident that left her mother brain damaged.

Her mom developed a long-term mental injury after the accident which caused her to abuse her children. Haddish and her siblings were placed in foster care, NYDN reports.

The tipping point for Haddish was when she was raped by a man at the age of 17. The assault led the “Girl’s Trip” star to become depressed and filled with suicidal thoughts.

“I literally wanted to kill myself,” she explained to The New York Times. “I felt like everything in my life and everybody that came around was out to hurt me.”

At age 21, Haddish’s stepfather told her that he actually intended to kill her and her siblings in the crash, after he cut his mother’s brake cords before the accident. This confession led the 38-year-old to take back control of her life and focus on seeking revenge against her stepfather.

She was on a mission to avenge her family, until her grandmother talked her out of it and told her to instead, “let God handle it.”

“His life was going really great when I was trying to get revenge,” she told NYT. “As soon as I started doing that, life started kicking him in the ass.”

To this day, Haddish isn’t sure if her dad was “bluffing” about the crash, but the words were enough to launch Haddish into action to re-write her destiny.

 

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