He was on top of the world … Corey Clark was on the greatest talent competition show in America and was hailed as the next Smokey Robinson — then his world came crashing down on him.
Corey, who made it to the Top Ten on American Idol in 2003, was disqualified for allegedly lying about a domestic violence arrest.
For the past ten years, Corey has let his attorney and his lawsuits do the talking for him, but in an exclusive interview with RumorFix he reveals that he almost took his own life because of the torment he went through.
“I’ve had some really bad moments,” he tells RumorFix.
“The whole purpose of me even talking about anything was because I was being blacklisted and being oppressed behind the scenes and people weren’t looking at it. That really depressed me. I attempted suicide back in 2006 and they had to revive me,” he says in a bombshell interview, revealing for the first time that he tried to hang himself.
The singer/songwriter is 33 now and is married and has three kids and because of it, he says, “I’ve grown.”
His family is his top priority and Corey reveals he’s been on food stamps and has been homeless several times since American Idol.
“People might say ‘You’re a bum,’ but when you have kids to feed you have to do what you have to do. I work regular jobs, I do my music, take care of my kids,” he says.
The stress of three lawsuits connected to his stint on Idol have affected him psychologically.
“I was not that type of person before. I was very outgoing, very happy, and very confident in my skill as a musician. I come from a family of musicians that’s what we do,” he adds. You can see the gripping interview here.