Comedian and content creator Tanmay Bhatt revealed that he is suffering from clinical depression. He was suspended last year in October following complaints of not acting against the sexual allegations made over his colleague Utsav Chakraborty.
On Sunday, Tanmay took to his Instagram handle and uploaded a series of videos confessing about being clinically depressed.
He said, "After everything that happened in October, I'm mentally checked out. I feel almost paralysed and unable to participate socially, online or even offline. I think a big part of my self worth growing up as someone who looked like me became my work. For most of my adult life, I worked at a company that I was trying to build."
"And having to watch letting the office go, all the people who worked with us, having to say goodbye to that took a toll on me mentally and physically which finally came to a headway around the end of the last year and doctors told me that I am suffering from clinical depression and told me to consider doing something about it," he further added.
Tanmay also thanked his fans for supporting him.
"It's nice to know there are still people out there who are rooting for us and me. I am still clueless about any answers to questions like when will I be back and doing what. I don't know. I'm still feeling extremely paralysed to even put out this message because in my head no one wants to work with a depressed comedian and that's an oxymoron."
"But at some point, I just got to get up and start fixing this stuff. I owed you guys a thank you. That's all for now," he concluded.
Last month, AIB announced that Tanmay Bhat will step down from the post of CEO.
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