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Machine Gun Kelly Opens Up About His Mental Health: ‘It’s Ok To Not Be Ok’

MGK revealed he spoke about his personal experiences to try and help others dealing with their mental health issues.

Machine Gun Kelly talks about his mental health while appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show on Friday. The 31-year-old musical artist/actor, Machine Gun kelly real name is Colson Baker, said that he’s often channeled his emotions into his work and that he’s ‘new to being vulnerable’ outside of songs.

MGK said, “I see a lot of pictures of me and there’s like, smiles on them. It’s just weird though because I didn’t feel good at all that day and I kind of am sick of smiling on days when I don’t feel like smiling.” Machine Gun Kelly continued, “And I feel like this odd pressure because I don’t want my fans to think that I’m taking something for granted so if I accept an award and I’m, like, super-smiley but behind the scenes, there was stuff going on.”

MGK said that while he would prefer to talk about ‘fun stuff’ in the appearance, he was speaking out about his personal experiences to try and help others dealing with mental health issues. “A lot of what I do is for other people,” he said while adding, “and I haven’t given myself the time to just accept that it’s OK to not be OK.” The Papercuts artist, who has been dating Megan Fox for more than a year, painted Barrymore’s nails in the appearance, in which he promoted his unisex nail polish line, UN/DN LAQR.

Barrymore, 46, told the candid musical artist, “I don’t mean to sound creepy but I like you so much more. I really do.” She opened up about how she dealt with issues in the wake of her 2016 split from ex-husband Will Kopelman, with who she shares daughters Olive, nine, and Frankie, seven.

“I wasn’t doing very well and I just wanted to go talk to some people and how to pull myself out of a hole and I had these two kids that I had to fight for and I needed help,” Barrymore said. “So I started reaching out to different people and eventually, I really made some big, sweeping changes in my life and I got on a whole new track – not back on track, but a brand new one that I helped build.”

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