I Almost killed myself Last Year-Comedian Owen Geen


Humour merchant, Owen Osamwengie, professionally known as ‘Owen Gee’, sent shock waves through the entertainment industry on Thursday when he announced he contemplated suicide at one point in 2017.
The Stand-up comic, who revealed he had several bouts with depression, following the challenges he faced the preceding year, noted that not even one of the prescription drugs he took could help his situation.
His words: “I have had suicidal tendencies. Last year, I tried several things, but they did not work out. It was not because the ideas were bad, but the people I was working with just didn’t let them work out. Then anxiety and depression set in.
“It was then I realised that no drug could calm depression. There was hardly anyone I didn’t take. There was a time I was sleeping on drugs. There was a particular yellow tablet that, if I took it on Tuesday, on Wednesday I would only be prompted to barely wake up, eat and go back to sleep even before I finished eating. I would not wake up until Thursday.”



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