Tyrese says his recent “online meltdown” was caused by “psychiatric meds”

ABC/Jeff Neira After a few rough weeks on social media — including posting an emotional video in which he cried over the thought of never again seeing his daughter, Shayla — Tyrese Gibson is publicly apologizing to his fans for his erratic behavior saying his “meltdown” happened as a result of him taking a psychiatric medication, which caused an “adverse effect.”

Gibson posted a lengthy apology on Instagram Saturday explaining that he was prescribed a drug called Rexulti to help him deal with the stress of “losing his daughter.”

“11:11 today here’s my public apology – FYI contrary to false reports and narrative ! don’t have a mental illness, it was meds that was suggested to deal with the trauma of losing my daughter this way,” He wrote. 

“I want you guys to know that to this day I don’t drink, smoke or on any level do I do drugs.”

The Fast and Furious actor now says he’s doing much better since he’s off the drug. 

“I’m in the clear now, this is being flushed out of my system and I’m already to get back at 100% – please don’t chalk this up as ‘oversharing,’” he wrote.

“A lot of people were effected by what these meds did to me over these last 2 months and this is my public apology a few I will make personally I’m so very sorry guys – please guys just know again this is not the Singer, actor this is Shayla’s father……….. This will NOT compromise my case….,” Tyrese added.

He then offered some advice for those also dealing with mental health issues: “This is transparency and honesty and more of a suggestion, please seek professional opinions when it comes to drugs especially psychiatric meds….Pray for me and my family ! Love You TYRESE.” 

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