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Tyrese Gibson blames faulty medication for online meltdowns

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SINGER AND actor Tyrese Gibson has blamed new psychiatric medication for his series of recent meltdowns on social media.

The The Fate of the Furious star has shared a string of erratic messages on his social media accounts in the past few weeks, publishing several desperate posts about his ongoing family court battle with ex-wife Norma over their 10-year-old daughter Shayla.

On Saturday (Nov 11) the 38-year-old took to Instagram to apologise for his recent behaviour, claiming he was recently prescribed psychiatric medication for an unspecified mental health disorder that had an "adverse effect" on his psyche.

"I want you guys to know that to this day I don’t drink, smoke or on any level do I do drugs," he wrote in an Instagram post. "I was advised then ultimately connected with multiple therapist and psychiatrist (sic) I had a few private meetings and this particular drug that was suggested although maybe helpful to others had an adverse effect on me and this is the reason I had a complete meltdown online".

Tyrese also noted "high stress" and a "very traumautic experience" contributed to his breakdown, but he feels he is now on the mend.

11:11 today here’s my public apology - everything just changed Medication post I want you guys to know that to this day I don’t drink, smoke or on any level do I do drugs......... because of this high stress and very traumatic experience I was advised then ultimately connected with multiple therapist and psychiatrist I had a few private meetings and this particular drug that was suggested although maybe helpful to others had an adverse effect on me and this is the reason I had a complete meltdown online - 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” 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.... This is transparency and honesty and more of a suggestion, please seek professional opinions when it comes to drugs especially psychiatric meds. We all need to be still and preset in the Lord and he will deal with your fights and reality”. Praying for you guys, and Pray for me and my family ! Love You TYRESE.

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"I’m in the clear now, this (medication) is being flushed out of my system and I’m already to get back at 100%," he added before insisting he is "so very sorry" for the trouble his messages may have caused.

Gibson ended his post by once again referring to his child custody case with ex-wife Norma, who has claimed he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the past.

"please guys just know again this is not the Singer, actor this is Shayla’s father (sic)," he concluded, "This will NOT compromise my case.... This is transparency and honesty and more of a suggestion, please seek professional opinions when it comes to drugs especially psychiatric meds."

Norma was married to the star from 2007 to 2009 and has accused Tyrese of spanking Shayla so hard on her rear end she had troubling sitting down. The family court case continues.

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