Vishnu Vishal gave raise to many eyebrows recently when he openly made a statement about his sufferings from depression, addiction to alcohol, injury, surgery, treatment and other things.
Explaining as to why he did it, the ‘Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu’ and ‘Ratsasan’ actor said, “I wanted to share this with people because there might be so many like me out there, going through similar struggles.”
Sharing the ordeal he had to go through after his divorce, he said. “In 2017, my wife and I separated after being together for 11 years. Not only did we have to live in two different houses, this separation also distanced me from my son, who was only a few months old at the time.”
Vishnu Vishal said he went into depression and fell into alcoholism. He then said, “I reached out for help, started therapy and underwent treatment for depression. Taking charge of my life, I started working out under a professional trainer, started eating healthy, restricted alcohol, practised yoga, cut judgmental people out of my life, blocked negative people on social media, spent more time with family, and a few close friends who always keep me in a positive state of mind. I started focusing on myself and my work.”