Tyler Perry talks about his suicide attempts.
The world recently lost American dancer, actor, producer, and DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss as he passed away on Tuesday by suicide. He was 40 years old, and now Tyler Perry is opening up about his suicide attempts as he pays tribute to the late dancer.
Tyler Perry took to his social media and shared a video in which he said that he only met Stephen "tWitch" Boss a couple of times but that he can say that Stephen was always full of life and seemed like such a light, adding that he had tried to commit suicide a couple of times when he was in a dark place.
The director and filmmaker went on to say that he didn't even think that would get any better and that he had survived just too much hurt abusive behavior, and sexual assault that it was challenging to just keep moving on, and that he chose to believe that decision to end his life was the only way the pain would just go away and things would just get better. Tyler went on to say that if any of his attempted suicides had been likely to succeed, he would have missed the greatest part of his life.
Tyler Perry urged the individuals watching his clip, his fans, and Stephen "tWitch" Boss' admirers to reach out to somebody and ask for help in case they were finding it tough or going through with something comparable. After going through it and sustaining so much pain, the filmmaker went on to explain that his life right currently is the nicest, and he is the happiest he has ever been, adding that life is full of happiness and love, which he never assumed he would get.
The director stated once more that if someone viewing the video is thinking about suicidal behavior or actively trying to end their lives after experiencing a great deal of hell, they must think about what the other side might be like, mentioning that it could be amazing and they would miss out on the greatest moments of it by going through the darkness. He emphasized that individuals should not allow darkness to stop them from obtaining the incredible place of light at any cost. He concluded that he is relieved that his attempts failed, declaring that he is making the point that things can improve.
Ellen DeGeneres took to her social media to share a sweet video of Stephen "tWitch" Boss, who worked as the house DJ on her show and was promoted to executive producer in 2020. She wrote in her caption that all she wants to do right now is remember all the love and laughter she had with him, adding that he brought so much joy to her life and that she knows that he brought joy to everyone’s life too. Ellen mentioned that she was going to share some of her favorite moments with him and urged fans to share theirs too.
Stephen "tWitch" Boss was discovered dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Oak Tree Inn on Tuesday, and his wife Allison Holker stated his early demise. When Stephen "tWitch" Boss did not check out of the Oak Tree Inn the next morning after checking in on Monday, the housekeeping management and staff knocked on his door, but there was no answer, and that's when they discovered his body.
According to the LAPD's Media Relations, the investigators determined that the deceased person died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that there were no indications of foul play. The investigation was turned over to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. The descendant was pronounced dead on December 13, 2022, at 11:25 a.m., a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner told ET.
If you or someone you know requires assistance, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).