YouTube Star Michelle Phan Struggles With Depression. We Have The Complete Story!
Michelle Phan has one of the most successful beauty blogs on YouTube. She just recently made the 2nd spot in Forbes first-ever global list of top influencers. This makeup guru recently dropped a bombshell, by admitting to Racked.com that in the midst of all her success, she was depressed and needed time to escape. Which explains her lack of social media/ YouTube activity in 2016. Someone who seemed to have it all was really struggling with depression.
"I completely disappeared. I stopped uploading to YouTube. People literally thought I was dead, I peaced out because I think I was going through depression. I don’t know because I didn’t go to a hospital or anything or get diagnosed, but I was taking a few quizzes online and I felt sad every day... I was waking up feeling so broken. I didn’t know why."
Phan released a makeup line last year called Em Cosmetics. The line failed to live up to expectations, and many people speculated that it might be the cause of her depression. Phan quickly debunked those rumors.
"I’m actually happy that Em didn’t do well because I’m happy that I own it," she said. "It is my makeup brand, it’s not L’Oréal’s makeup brand. It’s not for me; it’s for my viewers who have been there since the beginning."
It is always refreshing to hear someone talk about these issues. Phan may not have gone to the doctor to seek up, but if you are struggling with these issues then you should. Don't wait until it is too late to get help.