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    J Balvin Opened Up About His Struggles With Depression And Anxiety

    "It's okay not to be okay."

    Earlier this year, Latin pop superstar J Balvin wrote a personal essay for People about how meditation helped him deal with depression and anxiety.

    Colombian musician and composer Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvi aka J Balvin poses during a photo call at the Universal Music offices in Mexico City on March 3, 2020
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    On a recent episode of Becky G's En La Sala with Becky G podcast, J Balvin opened up further about his own struggles with depression and anxiety.

    "I was just crying for no reason," J Balvin recalled. "Didn’t want to wake up, didn’t want to eat, didn't even want to live — and I didn't know why."

    J Balvin wearing a suit and a large chain attends the 2020 Spotify Awards
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    "You lose hope and you feel strange at every place you go. You feel like you are outside of your body."

    J Balvin posing in a suit and matching turtle neck at the 2020 Spotify Awards
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    J Balvin also said that he once spent five days in bed "waiting to die" before seeking help from a doctor.

    J Balvin poses backstage during Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro 2020 at AmericanAirlines Arena on February 20, 2020 in Miami, Florida
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    He sent a powerful message to his fans about mental health, too: "It's okay not to be okay. I understand you, I feel what you feel, you know?"

    J Balvin, wearing a blue striped shirt and khaki jacket, is seen outside the Sacai show during the Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2020-2021 on on January 18, 2020 in Paris, France
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    "You might be having your 'best moment in life' and you're feeling like shit. I feel you, I've been there — I'm going there now. But I still have this faith that everything is going to be back to normal. I'm disciplined ... I try to live a healthy life."

    J Balvin, wearing a printed jacket, turtleneck sweater and pants, is seen outside the Casablanca show during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2020-2021
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    If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. You can find more resources that offer help at the National Institute of Mental Health website.