Hours after talk about her love life exploded online, R&B up-and-comer Kehlani was hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt.
The “Did I” singer posted a picture of herself in a Los Angeles-area hospital with an IV in her arm to Instagram late Monday.
“Today I wanted to leave this earth,” the 20-year-old wrote in the since-deleted post. “Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point.”
The Oakland singer went on to explain that, contrary to breathless Internet speculation, the problems in her private life were all the result of a misunderstanding.
“Don’t believe the blogs you read,” she continued. “No one was cheated on and I’m not a bad person … Everyone is hurt and everyone is in a place of misunderstanding.. But as of today, I had no single wish to see tomorrow.. But God saved me for a reason, and for that… I must be grateful.. Cuz I’m not in heaven right now for a reason.”
The singer, who has most recently been linked to Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving, became the focus of online gossip on Monday after her ex, Toronto singer Party Next Door, took to Instagram to post a since-deleted image of him holding Kehlani’s easily identifiable tattooed hand in bed, with the questionable caption, “After all her shenanigans, still got the r&b singer in my bed.”
Many on the Internet decided that image meant that the singer had either broken up with the NBA star, 24, or was cheating on him with her ex.
Shortly after the post, Kehlani deleted her Instagram account, before reinstating it to post the picture of herself in the hospital. She posted one more since-deleted update, this one featuring Party Next Door, 22, next to her bed.
“Thank you for saving my life,” she wrote alongside the image.
TMZ reports that before being sent to the hospital for evaluation, the singer was placed under a psychiatric hold.
A representative for Kehlani declined to comment.