Former Tahidi high actor Bernard Mwangi, known by his stage name Mr. Mweposi has appealed for help to get back on his two feet, opening up on his battle with alcoholism and depression.
The actor opened up on a You Tube show in which he shared that his addiction was triggered by the end of his marriage a few years ago.
“When my marriage ended, I started engaging in alcoholism and that ended with me getting depressed and having high blood pressure,” said the actor.
He added that apart from his marriage ending, losing his source of income was yet another blow that sent him spiraling out of control was on a contract basis with Royal Media Services (RMS) and was not retained.
“I had a family and everyone was so used to seeing me on TV so they automatically thought that I would be absorbed. People thought that I had a lot of money but it wasn’t true.” He added.
Commenting on a video that went viral showing him in a drunken stupor, Mwangi stated that it marked his turning pointv and put him on the path to recovery.
“I was in a bad state at that time when the video went viral. That was my turning point because I reflected on what my children would think of me when they saw me in that state.
“So I came to accept that my life had started taking a wrong direction and I started changing slowly,” he stated, adding that most of his friends deserted him during this painful ordeal.
His experience adds to a growing list of former actors and celebrities who have opened up on their struggles in life after fame.
Among those who opened up and got help from well-wishers is former Tahidi High actor Kamau Kinuthia alias Omosh who appealed to Kenyans to help him get a job opportunity or start a business.
In their true fashion, Kenyans came through for him as donations streamed in with the thespian even receiving a new home and several other offers.