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Don Lemon admits taking antidepressants after CNN fired him

The former CNN anchor says he also doing talk therapy and guided drug therapy
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Don Lemon went on antidepressants after he was dumped from CNN.

The former news anchor was ditched from the network last summer and has also had his new show axed from Elon Musk’s X. Lemon has now opened up about how he was prescribed the pills under medical supervision in the wake of his first sacking.

“I have suffered from depression. I take an antidepressant now. It helped me get through the summer after … being fired. I do talk therapy now, but my doctor has also done guided therapy with me on drugs,” he said on the “Tamron Hall Show.”

Lemon announced last week that the Tesla billionaire abruptly ditched Lemon’s new show on X after he interviewed the tech mogul as his first guest and the entrepreneur was reportedly upset about how it went.

“[Elon] informed me of his decision hours after an interview I conducted with him,” Lemon announced on X.

The former CNN host also told host Tamron Hall about a report that said he was dumped from X after he issued a list of demands to Musk, saying it was “an obvious distraction” and “not true.”

A document obtained by The New York Post showed Lemon asked for an $8 million salary, a Cybertruck, equity and veto power over the sites’ news policies, among other requests, but his agent and a spokesperson strongly denied the demands were true.

Hall described it all as part of a business move during her chat with Lemon and joked she would’ve asked for “a fleet of Teslas” if she had been negotiating with the billionaire.

“Closed mouths don’t get fed,” she added.

“But here’s the thing, you’re right. When people negotiate all the time — and maybe they’re not used to talent negotiations. I’m not saying that any of that’s true. But people ask for a lot of things. That doesn’t mean you’re going to get it. If you don’t ask, you’re not going to get it,” Lemon replied.

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