The-Dream Says He Attempted Suicide When Marriage Unraveled

'I am human, and people fall in and out of love all the time,' singer/songwriter says.

After announcing their split earlier this week, The-Dream wrote an open letter to his fans about his separation from wife Christina Milian . The pair, who were just married in September , reportedly parted ways late last year but didn’t formally announce it until long after the birth of their daughter, Violet, in March .

In the statement titled “In My Own Words,” posted on his website, he wrote, “First I want to thank God for the trials of life, without them we can’t know purpose!”

While the letter is long, The-Dream said he wouldn’t address the reasons for the split in the statement. “It’s easy to say that it’s because of another woman or a new relationship but truthfully, IT’S NOT,” said the singer/songwriter, who is rumored to have been unfaithful to Milian.

“I take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for misleading everyone into thinking everything was fine and okay when we knew problems existed for awhile! I wanted to speak up but we decided it wasn’t for anyone to know. I would NEVER intentionally hurt a soul and everyone around me knows that!” he continued. “There was so much going on in me and Christina’s personal world that I tried to deal with it as delicately as I could and tried to regain my footing. Instead of being direct in order not to cause even more hurt or hurt someone’s feelings, I carried the weight in secret!”

The-Dream says in the statement that he even attempted suicide over the breakup of his marriage. “This is not to justify anything, it’s true emotion! It’s a real thing that involves real people!” he wrote. “I’ve cried about this for months, after interviews, after prayer and I’ve tried to take my own life at a point because of the failure that was looming.”

He goes on to defend himself, writing, “I am human, and people fall in and out of love all the time. … This is Life. Nothing’s promised or perfect, neither am I. … I’m sorry for the embarrassment to everyone involved!”

He finishes the by quoting his mother and signing his given name, Terius Nash. “But I was reminded by my MOTHER that I am not ‘Superman’ and it’s okay to lose sometimes,” he wrote. “This too shall pass! And everything will be fine!”

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