‘Queer Eye’ Culture Guy Karamo Brown Opens Up About His Past Suicide Attempt
Karamo Brown, the culture guy from the Netflix reality makeover show Queer Eye, recently published an Instagram post and a Twitter video providing insight into his 2006 suicide attempt and his advice for anyone who feels suicidal or anyone with suicidal friends. The Karamo Brown suicide posts also shed light on his role in Queer Eye as the Fab 5 member tasked with getting others to open up.
Fans of Queer Eye have heard Brown allude to his mental health struggles in the past, but he has never spoken directly on the show about his suicide attempt.
His original Instagram post featured a raspy gospel singer triumphantly proclaiming in a song, “I made it.” He then mentioned his contemplation of suicide in 2006 and wrote, “But I got mental health support and worked each day to believe again. And here I am happy and healthy. I made it and If you’re going through something you can make it too! Like she’s singing “…said I made it… anybody been through the storm, anybody been through the rain…”
He then posted the number to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255).