Chris Cuomo Reveals Suicidal Thoughts After CNN Firing: ‘I Was Going To Kill Everybody & Myself’
Chris Cuomo has confessed to suicidal thoughts after a scandal involving his brother Andrew left him without his high-profile CNN gig.
Source link On Monday, June 29th, Chris Cuomo, the former anchor of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time”, revealed that he has had suicidal thoughts after being fired last year.
The 44-year-old journalist described his experience in a “listener lunch” event. According to New York Daily News, Cuomo had revealed that his recent disempowerment had driven him to consider ending his life and the lives of those around him.
Cuomo, the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, admitted, “I was honest with my depression and suicidal thinking. I just felt like I was nothing, I felt like a victim, like everything was taken away from me.”
“I said to myself, ‘there is only one way out of here, and it’s for me to kill everybody and to kill myself, that’s how I felt, and it was a culmination of years of feeling disempowered,” said the reporter.
In March of 2019, after spending 11-years with CNN, Cuomo’s contract with the network had ended, eventually leading to his firing.
Cuomo’s reasoning for suddenly leaving the show was short-lived. He noted that “it was an emotional decision and not a logical one.”
Even though he had self-doubt, Cuomo exclaimed that he was “better off” now, and having the opportunity to spend more time with his children was an “unbelievable blessing.”
Thankfully, Cuomo was able to recognize his feelings for what they were, receiving the help and support he needed in a difficult time.