Vishnu Vishal talks about his recovery from alcoholism, depression


At a time when many wondered why Vishnu Vishal was not active even after a delivering a super hit in ‘Ratsasan’, the actor has revealed that he was suffering from alcoholism, injury and depression among other things.

The reason- his divorce with his wife Rajini and separation from his son. The actor, who started his statement on his social media page with “I took the VAARANAM AAYIRAM way 💪,” added: “P.S – Sorry for the long letter but i had to put my heart out to all my lovely fans and friends 🙂 🤗😘

He said: “I wish to share something about myself today. My journey so far has been a blessed one, marred by ups and downs just like anyone else’s. But the last two and a half years have been extremely difficult, filled with dark days and darker nights.”

He said further: “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.”

Sharing the ordeal he had to go through after his divorce, he 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.”

Vishnu Vishal concluded: “To all those who had my back during this trying time, thank you. We did this together. P.S – Sorry for the long letter but i had to put my heart out to all my lovely fans and friends :)”


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