The following article contains a discussion of attempted suicide.
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are one of Hollywood’s premier couples. According to Cosmopolitan, the couple met on the set of the movie “Midnight In The Switchgrass” in March 2020 and have been inseparable ever since. After dating for over a year, Kelly popped the big question and asked Fox for her hand in marriage this January, according to People.
The ‘Transformers’ actor took to Instagram to share the good news and catch up on how he’s been surviving some really tough times with the ‘Bloody Valentine’ singer. “I’ve been through hell together and laughed more than I ever thought possible,” she wrote. “And just like every life before this one and every life that will follow after it, I said yes.”
While it’s no surprise that Fox and Kelly have been there for each other through some incredibly difficult times, there was one particular moment the rapper revealed he needed his partner the most.
Machine Gun Kelly struggled with dark thoughts after the loss of his father
Machine Gun Kelly’s Hulu documentary Life in Pink is a glimpse into his life as a rapper-turned-rock star and the struggles he faced in life, including fan criticism and his family struggles, according to Billboard. In the film, Kelly was really candid about a time in his life when he contemplated suicide after losing his father exactly a year after Hotel Diablo was released.
The “Maybe” singer confessed that he was alone in his room one night in July 2020 when his thoughts became very “gloomy” and he suddenly became “paranoid” that someone was after him, per Page Six. “Dude, I put that shotgun in my mouth,” Kelly revealed. “I scream on the phone and like that the barrel is in my mouth. And I go to cock the shotgun and the bullet if it comes back up the shell will jam.”
Kelly was reportedly on the phone with Megan Fox at that spooky moment, and she ultimately saved him from taking his own life. “It helps me to write these songs. Because it’s like every fairy tale they never told you at school… the passion between us is just unearthly,” he added. Thankfully, Kelly seems to be in a much better mental space now when it comes to dealing with his grief.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).