Michelle Williams says she was suicidal during Destiny’s Child

At the height of her popularity, Michelle Williams couldn’t see the light.

The singer revealed Wednesday that she’s been battling depression since she was 13, and even considered suicide while she was in Destiny’s Child.

“I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression,” she said on “The Talk.”

“When I disclosed it to our manager (Mathew Knowles) at the time, bless his heart, he was like, ‘You all just signed a multi-million dollar deal. You’re about to go on tour. What do you have to be depressed about?’ So I was like, ‘Oh, maybe I'm just tired.’”

Knowles is the father of bandmate Beyoncé. Kelly Rowland completed the trio.

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Members of the group "Destiny's Child" (L-R) Michelle Williams, Beyonce Knowles, and Kelly Rowland pose with their Artist of the Year award, one of the four awards they won during the Billboard Music Awards December 5, 2000 in Las Vegas.
"Destiny's Child" members (L-R) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams pose after they announced the nominations for the 2001 Grammy Awards January 3, 2001 in Beverly Hills. "Destiny's Child" received two nominations including Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocal for "Say My Name." The Grammy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles February 21. FSP/MMR
Destiny's Child (L-R) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams pose with their award for Favorite Soul/R&B Favorite Band, Duo or Group at the 28th Annual American Music Awards January 8, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles
U.S. singing group "Destiny's Child," (L-R) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams, are shown with their Grammys they won for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal and for Best R&B Song at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 21, 2001. BK/SV
U.S. singing group "Destiny's Child," (L-R) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams, arrive at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards on February 21, 2001 in Los Angeles. The Group won two Grammy Awards. FSP/JP
Singing group Destiny's Child (L-R) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles,and Michelle Williams pose with the Kid's Choice Award they won as Favorite Singing Group, at the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards April 21, 2001 in Santa Monica. The group also performed at the awards show. FSP/HB
Kelly Rowland (L), Beyonce Knowles (C), and Michelle Williams of the R&B trio Destiny's Child pose after a perfromance on NBC's Today Show in New York on May 11, 2001. Destiny's Child third album "Survivor" shifted more than 663,000 records in its opening week to become No. 1, knocking diva Janet Jackson down to second place. PM/MMR
Michelle Williams (L), Beyonce Knowles (C), and Kelly Rowland of the R&B trio Destiny's Child announce their support for a scholarship fund at the MTV studios in New York, June 14, 2001. [Destiny's Child, Method Man, Muhammad Ali, the Dave Mathews Band, and actress Mena Suvari will support the search for five young people who will each receive a $50,000 for their efforts to fight discrimination. The project is part of MTV's Fight For Your Rights Leadership Program. ]
"Destiny's Child," Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams (L-R), arrive at the first annual BET Awards show in the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino June 19, 2001. The group is nominated for three awards. SM/SV
Destiny's Child members (L to R) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowels and Michelle Williams pose for photographs at the 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards in Santa Monica, August 28, 2001. The group won for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo. AL
The music group "Destiny's Child" arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 6, 2001. From left to right are: Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles, and Michelle Williams. REUTERS/Peter Morgan JP/ME
FILE - PHOTO TAKEN OCTOBER 26, 2001 - R&B group "Destiny's Child," (L-R) Michelle Williams, Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, accept an award during the Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas October 26, 2001. The group won both the Artist of the Year - Top 40 - Pop Radio award and the Artist of the Year - Hip-Hop Rhythmic Radio award. REUTERS/Ethan Miller BK
Members of "Destiny's Child" (from left to right) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams, pose after receiving a Grammy nomination during a news conference January 4, 2002 in Beverly Hills. [The group was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Survivor." The Grammy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles February 27, 2002.]
399205 07: (L-R) Beyonce Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland of Destinys Child attend a press conference for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards announcements January 4, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. The Grammy Awards will be held February 27th in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of Destinys Child perform on stage at the Palais Theatre on 17th July 2000 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Martin Philbey/Redferns)
399369 103: (L to R) Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Beyonce Knowles of Destinys Child accept their awards during the 29th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium January 9, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
393671 02: Singers (L to R) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of Destiny''s Child perform August 24, 2001 in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Getty Images)
399369 139: (L to R) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of Destinys Child pose backstage during the 29th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium January 9, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Pobuda/Getty Images)
401611 162: (L to R) Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destinys Child pose backstage during the 44th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center February 27, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. Destinys Child won Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal for 'Survivor.' (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
28 APRIL 2002 - AMERICAN SINGING SENSATION DESTINYS CHILD, BEYONCE KNOWLES, MICHELLE WILLIAMS & KELLY ROWLAND, VISITING AUSTRALIA FOR THE 44th TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS HELD AT MELBOURNE. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
Kelly Rowland (L) Michelle Williams (C), and Beyonce Knowles (R) of Destinys Child arriving at The Penthouse club, Leicester Square for a party to celebrate the launch of their new album 'Destiny's Fulfilled', central London. (Photo by Andy Butterton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 08: Singers Kelly Rowland, musician Alicia Keys and singers Michelle Williams and Beyonce Knowles are seen backstage at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
TOKYO - APRIL 13: Destiny?s Child members (R-L) Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams share a laughter with a 5-year-old Japanese boy Ayuto Yokota during their visit to during their visit to the Ronald McDonald House April 13, 2005 in Setagaya district of Tokyo, Japan. Destiny's Child promotes 'Destiny Fulfilled...and Lovin It' Tour. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles of Destin'ys Child (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Kelly Rowland (L) Michelle Williams (C), and Beyonce Knowles (R) of Destinys Child arrive for the MTV Video Music Awards, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida Sunday August 29, 2005. (Photo by Anthony Harvey - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland (L) Michelle Williams (R), and Beyonce Knowles (c) perform live on stage with Destinys Child, during the World Music Awards, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles (Photo by Anthony Harvey - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Destinys Child, Kelly Rowland (L) Michelle Williams (C), and Beyonce Knowles (R), receive the award for Best Selling Pop Group, during the World Music Awards, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles Wednesday 31 August 2005. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Anthony Harvey/PA (Photo by Anthony Harvey - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of Destinys Child perform in support of the bands 'Destiny Fulfilled...And Lovin' it Tour' at the Oakland Arena. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Singers Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child pose at the 2005 World Children's Day at the McDonalds Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House on November 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Singers Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child pose with their award at the 2005 World Children's Day at the McDonalds Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House on November 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singers Kelly Rowland, Beyonce and Michelle Williams of Destinys Child perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Singers Kelly Rowland, Beyonce and Michelle Williams of Destinys Child perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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“I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like, 'I'm the provider, I take care of people. I'm not supposed to be feeling this way. What do I do?' And I wanted out,” Williams said.

The 37-year-old singer also applauded Demi Lovato, who has recently opened up about mental health.

“Depression doesn’t mean lazy,” Williams said.

“Self-harm don’t mean you want attention. It’s not any of that.”

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