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Chester Bennington shares moving message on mental health just days before his suicide


Chester Bennington described his mind as a ‘bad neighbourhood’ in a video which was filmed just days before the Linkin Park singer tragically took his own life. 

Bennington’s death fell on the same day that marked the birthday of close friend Chris Cornell, the former Soundgarden frontman who also died by suicide just a few weeks ago. 

At the age of just 41, police have confirmed that the singers body was found at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates LA, and that the death was a result of hanging.

Just days before, Bennington described his mental state as “a bad neighbourhood” and that he “should not go walking alone” when describing the inspiration behind the song ‘Heavy’ in an interview with Music Choice.

“My whole life, I’ve just felt a little off,” said Bennington. “I find myself getting into these patterns of behaviour or thought – especially when I’m stuck up here [in my head]; I like to say that ‘this is like a bad neighbourhood, and I should not go walking alone’.

“Most of my problems are problems that I cause myself. That’s what that song’s about – that time when you consciously look at that. Once you acknowledge what it is, you can separate yourself from it and do something about it, as opposed to just being in it.”

[MORE] – Read Chester Bennington’s heartbreaking farewell letter to Chris Cornell.