British fashion model Cara Delevingne opened up about her struggle with depression in a Twitter confession Thursday. The star denied the fashion industry was to blame but said her time modeling coincided with a bad "patch" in her life.
“Can we just set the record straight,” she began her post. “I never said I was quitting modeling. I do not blame the fashion industry for anything.”
The 23-year-old shined light on her mental illness. “I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self-hatred,” Delevingne wrote. “I am so lucky for the work I get to do, but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself.”
The blonde beauty has successfully branched out from the fashion industry, recently landing the role of Margo in “Paper Towns.” She is also slated to appear in the highly anticipated film “Suicide Squad” which stars actors Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. “I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that,” she said.
With that final statement, Delevingne concluded her confession: “Okay... Rant over. Just wanted to clarify and word vomit a little."
Delevingne then hinted she was having dating trouble when she posted a photo to Instagram, which, in short, read: “If you can’t laugh at the same joke over and over again, why do you keep crying over the same people who hurt you over and over again?” She simply captioned it “truth.” The post was liked more than 564,000 times by her 28.6 million followers.
“Suicide Squad” will premiere in theaters nationwide Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.
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