Not even fame and success can spare someone from the darkness of depression. In fact, Michelle Williams can testify to this after she experienced the horror of depression at the height of her group's success in the 2000s. The singer-actress was a member of Destiny's Child formed in 1997.

She was only 20 years old when she joined the R&B girl group with Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. The trio had their breakthrough after the release of their third single, "Say My Name," in 1999. But despite the attention and recognition, Michelle Williams found herself struggling to enjoy the perks of being a member of a renowned girl group.

Michelle Williams gets candid about her battle with depression

The singer-actress said she tried to tell her manager about what she was feeling at that time.

But instead of getting help, she was rather questioned what she was depressed about given the success of Destiny's Child. The manager thought their hectic schedule had taken its toll on her and tried to shrug off her condition.

Just when she thought things would get better after she opened up, Michelle Williams found herself on the verge of giving up everything she had established. "[It got] to the point where I was suicidal. I was at the place where it got so dark and heavy...and wanted out" from the group," she narrated.

The Destiny's Child member did not realize she was suffering from depression until she was 25 years old. When asked about her reason for speaking up about her past Suicidal Thoughts, the singer-actress said she was inspired by Demi Lovato, who has always been open about her struggles with an eating disorder, depression, and addiction.

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Life after Destiny's Child separation

Michelle Williams also wanted to normalize the discussion on the issue of mental health. The Destiny's Child members eventually parted ways after almost of a decade of performing as a group. She, however, continued her music career as a solo artist and has done acting for both television and theatre.

The former girl group member is best known for her songs "We Break the Dawn (2008)," "If We Had Your Eyes (2014)," "Hello Heartbreak (2008)" and many more. She made her acting debut in theatre with "Aida" where she played the titular role.

Michelle Williams also starred in "Half & Half" as Naomi Dawson in 2006. After getting an outpouring of support for opening up about her depression, the singer-actress took to social media to thank those who have sent her positive feedback.