Tyrese Insists He Is Fine And Blames His Recent Meltdown On ‘Psychiatric Meds’

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attends the GQ 20th Anniversary Men Of The Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

The latest update on the Tyrese saga has a new twist and has a new explanation for his bizarre online meltdown. On Saturday, Tyrese Gibson posted a lengthy message on Instagram where he issued a “public apology” and blamed his recent unhinged behavior on prescription drugs and included a photo of the psych meds that caused all of the problems.


The Instagram was captioned:

I want you guys to know that to this day I don’t drink, smoke or on any level do I do drugs……… because of this high stress and very traumatic experience I was advised then ultimately connected with multiple therapist and psychiatrist I had a few private meetings and this particular drug that was suggested although maybe helpful to others had an adverse effect on me and this is the reason I had a complete meltdown online – I’m in the clear now, this is being flushed out of my system and I’m already to get back at 100% – please don’t chalk this up as “oversharing” a lot of people were effected by what these meds did to me over these last 2 months and this is my public apology a few I will make personally I’m so very sorry guys – please guys just know again this is not the Singer, actor this is Shayla’s father……….. This will NOT compromise my case…. This is transparency and honesty and more of a suggestion, please seek professional opinions when it comes to drugs especially psychiatric meds. We all need to be still and preset in the Lord and he will deal with your fights and reality”. Praying for you guys, and Pray for me and my family ! Love You TYRESE.

Tyrese claims his recent breakdown from a couple weeks ago was caused by the drug Rexulti, which is said to be an add-on to antidepressants for “treatment for adults with major depressive disorder.” The drug manufacturer states that possible side effects of antidepressant medicines “may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teenagers, or young adults within the first few months of treatment.”

The 38-year-old singer and actor has been dealing with an intense custody battle with his now ex-wife Norma Gibson. Originally, Tyrese blamed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for his financial problems and even threatened to walk away from the Fast & Furious franchise. Then Tyrese lied that Will Smith and Jada Pinket Smith gave him $5 million to get out of his money mess.