Black Coffee opens up on his mental health during divorce
Black Coffee has opened up about his mental health and reflected on his life.
The world-renowned house musician has shared how he used therapy to heal during his highly-publicizedivorce from actress Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa.
Black Coffee was sharing mental health advice with his long-term friend and singer Mnqobi “Shota” Mdabe on PS I Love You on 9 October.
The show, which airs on Saturdays on Mzansi Magic, is a four-part journey of Shota and his wife and TV presenter Phumeza Mdabe’s wedding special.
Speaking to Mdabe about how this affected him, he shared that he decided to go to therapy.
“When I was first going through my divorce stuff, the first therapist I saw, I told her, ‘I need you to help me get over the fact that I’m being told how horrible I am as a human being. I’m starting to believe it, I need you help me and, if I am terrible, tell me’ …
“So I did that … when I’m fine I changed my therapist. I went to another one and said to her; ‘help me take responsibility for all my actions’ … ” he added.
Black Coffee emphasised to Shota that the key to surviving fame is being deeply rooted in God and therapy.
“It is the most important thing to do. Understanding fame, the way I understand fame now. It is the most important thing. You need to be deeply rooted in two things … God and therapy.”