Kris Aquino takes time off from Instagram
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Kris Aquino has decided to take time off from Instagram as she revealed her “real depression” due to complicated medical diagnosis.
“I want to stop pretending I’m okay. I need to make peace with all that’s broken within me. And I need to do that PRIVATELY,” Aquino wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
“I’m sure you’re now making bets on how long this will last, BUT i’m taking control, so my return is up to me, when i’m ready,” she added.
Aquino said comments for her post would be turned off and that her Instagram application would now be deleted.
“Comments shall be turned off, di ko rin naman mababasa, because the IG app on my 2 phones will for now be deleted. IG is my sole sovereign digital territory,” she said.
Aquino also revealed being consumed by “real depression” because of her complicated medical diagnosis.
“For so long, bashers and trolls labeled me a ‘drama queen’ and for about a year-they’ve been right,” she said.
“This has been my best acting in my life: outwardly showing you that i was keeping it together, when deep inside i’ve been consumed by real depression, primarily because of my complicated medical diagnosis,” she added.
But Aquino said she no longer wanted to lie and pretend she was strong: “I no longer have the strength to lie to all of you about how strong i am, because i am not.”
“I became too good at putting on the ‘armor of a warrior’ to make sure you mostly saw a HAPPY Kris, a BRAVE Kris, and a PALABAN Kris. She was trained to hide her insecurities, vulnerabilities, and fears,” she said.
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