Nick Cannon, more stars support singer Kehlani after suicide attempt

Photo credit: @nickcannon/Instagram
Photo credit: @nickcannon/Instagram

In case you missed it: in a now-deleted Instagram post, singer-songwriter Kehlani Parrish, alarmed fans when she shared the following from a hospital bed: “Today I wanted to leave this earth. Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point … 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 20-year-old also revealed that her ex-boyfriend PND was the one who came to her aid. In fact, rumors of Parrish cheating on Cavaliers superstar Kyrie Irving started after PND posted a pic of himself holding her hand in bed.


Before finding fame, the Oakland, California native was a contestant on season 6 of “America’s Got Talent,” where she met host Nick Cannon. Although she finished in fourth place, in May 2015, Parrish shared that the entrepreneur had a profound influence on her life. “Before Nick Cannon, I was homeless,” she said at the time. “I was just in Oakland, I had one song out, and I had never really written too much before. He came from a standpoint of someone I had met a long time ago on America’s Got Talent. He saw my potential back then and he waited around to see what I grew into, and he saw a young girl who needed some help in the area where no one should really be struggling. Simple things like having a place to lay my head and having a safe place to write music. He really gave me that. He gave me a place to rest my head. As a young woman not having a father figure or any type of supportive male role in your life, that’s what he gave to me. He was kind of like a father figure.”

So it only made sense that the actor would rush to her side during a pivotal time in her life. “Had to go grab my Youngen!” the father of two shared via Instagram, alongside a snap of himself hugging Parrish. “#Family #LoveHug #NeverLettingGo #NeverLeavingHerSide #IGotYouForLife #UsAgainstTheWorld.”


Meanwhile, a slew of other celebs sent their well wishes. “Man. just heard about kehlani. one of the nicest people ever. i wish good energy and strength for her life,” wrote Questlove Gomez. “I love you Kehlani. You’re beautiful. Worthy of love and light and happiness,” said singer Jojo.

If you haven’t already, send Parrish some love and support in the comment section below.

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