Late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington committed suicide by hanging himself on July 20, 2017.

Chester’s widow, Talinda Bennington spoke about her husband at Canadian Event Safety Summit and revealed surprising statement. She said:

“Chester and I were both very emotionally unhealthy in our own different ways, and over our time together — we were together for 12 and a half years — we both grew. He struggled with addiction and depression, two things that I’ve never struggled with. Although I do have my own demons, I did have my hardships growing up, we just handled them in very different ways.

So I came from a point of complete — for lack of a better term — ignorance to his situation. But over time, I came to learn that taking care of your mental health is as important as your physical health.

Chester’s death was a complete surprise. My husband had had past… in the past, he had attempted suicide, but I thought to myself, ‘It was ’cause he was wasted. He was this or that.’ So [before] he did pass, I thought very naïvely, we were in the clear,

We had a very, very dear friend, Chris Cornell, take his own life. And I felt that, ‘Okay, Chester sees what Vicky [Chris’s wife] and [their] kids’ — we’re godparents to their children — ‘what they’re going through and this will never happen.'”

Click here to entire statement via Blabbermouth.

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