It’s been a tough few months for Tyrese Gibson who has made headlines for feuding with his Fast & Furious co-star, Dwayne Johnson, as well as his ex-wife, Norma Gibson. Then he had a pretty public meltdown - and now he wants us to know that he’s sorry.
As usual, he took to his favorite social media platform, Instagram, to share a video message explaining that his behavior was caused by a medical issue.
“I just wanted to formally apologize to all of my fans, my wife, my friends, my loved ones and everyone that’s gotten a million phone calls,” Gibson said. “Have I been stressed about losing my daughter? Yes, but after seeing several psychiatrists and therapists trying to help me out, one of the psychiatrists suggested some medicine and it really f**ked me up in a real way. If you know me the way I know you do, you know that something had to be wrong, and I was not in my normal mindstate.”
For emphasis, the 38-year-old actor declared that he not only doesn’t suffer from mental illness but it also doesn’t “drink, smoke or…do drugs”on “any level.”
“I’m in the clear now, this is being flushed out of my system and I’m already to get back at 100% – please don’t chalk this up as ‘oversharing’ a lot of people were effected by what these meds did to me over these last 2 months and this is my public apology,” he continued. “Please guys just know again this is not the Singer, actor this is Shayla’s father……….. This will NOT compromise my case…. This is transparency and honesty and more of a suggestion, please seek professional opinions when it comes to drugs especially psychiatric meds.”
Recently, Gibson spoke to ET‘s Kevin Frazier about the situation and he was very candid about his struggles as he fights for custody of his 10-year-old daughter.
“They call me crazy, they said I’m having mental meltdowns on the internet — I am,” he said plainly. “Because… you’re judging me because you still get to go home to your daughter. I don’t have my baby. Listen to me, if she doesn’t wrap this up, this nightmare’s not gonna end, my baby’s not home.”
Hopefully, the parents can come to some sort of resolution and can co-parent peacefully and effectively while keeping the well-being of their little girl in mind.