Jackson Wang is only human and has had to deal with mental health struggles in the past. In 2022, he opened up about the issues he faced. “For the past eight years, I’ve been living the commercial life. I’ve been living on a schedule, show after show. It’s like a loop. And, that’s why, after eight (to) nine years of that, I got to a point I lost it, mentally. I was lost, I didn’t know what to do.”
During this dark period, Jackson Wang isolated himself and turned to bad habits to get him through. “I was home, I was drinking by myself every day to a time that I couldn’t breathe. And I told my team to just stop talking to me.” He also shared that he felt lonely.
Fortunately, Jackson Wang found refuge in his friends, who helped me through tough times. “Whenever I deal with stress, I used to not talk with anybody because I felt like, ‘I’m just gonna find the solution and solve it’. But it got to a point where, with the positive energy of friends around me, that they gave me, they forced me, they sat me down and talked with me, and it’s the first time in my life that I felt that connection.”
“I felt, ‘Why am I blocking my whole life? Why am I trying to seek for solutions myself, why am I afraid to say I’m not okay?’ The second thing was the acceptance of “I started with nothing and I’m not afraid to lose everything”. At least every single day I want to live like myself. Be honest to myself, be honest to the audience, making sure that this is the real me, not what they think I am. It was as simple as that, but that just changed me in some way.”