Will Smith reveals that he once considered suicide in trailer for health docuseries ‘The Best Shape of My Life’.. Will Smith got candid about his mental health journey, revealing that he once contemplated suicide.
The “Aladdin” actor shared the trailer for his upcoming YouTube docuseries titled “The Best Shape of My Life,” which follows Smith as he attempts to lose 20lbs in 20 weeks while finishing his first memoir.
“When I started this show I thought I was getting into the best shape of my life, physically,” Smith, 53, said. “But, mentally, I was somewhere else,” he says in the trailer. “And I ended up discovering a whole lot of hidden things about myself.”
Smith added that writing his memoir felt like “exposing my life and so many things that people don’t know about me.”
“That was the only time in my life that I ever considered suicide,” Smith said. It’s unclear what specific period in his life Smith was referring to in the trailer.
The trailer continued with Smith reading an excerpt from his memoir.
“What you’ve come to understand as Will Smith, the alien-annihilating MC, bigger-than-life movie star, is largely a construction, a carefully crafted and honed character designed to protect myself, to hide myself from the world. To hide the coward,” Smith said.
Smith can be seen wiping away tears as his family watched on in the trailer.
“The Best Shape of My Life” is scheduled to debut on November 8 with YouTube Originals.
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