Frankie Jonas addresses sobriety and mental health issues

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Frankie Jonas is opening up about his mental health.

The child star, best known for his funny and relatable TikTok videos, took to the video-sharing platform on Monday.

Responding to a fan asking: "You say you are a sober drug addict... Congrats of course, but would you mind explaining your experience and how you overcame?" he revealed: "From a very young age, I struggled with drinking and drugging as an escape because I hated life and I didn't wanna be here."

The 20-year-old, who is the younger brother of Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas, said: "After many years of trying to kill myself accidentally, it came to a point where I was gonna do it for real, and something intervened and my life was saved. I went to treatment and it saved me."

He added: "I couldn't be more grateful for the fact that I'm alive today because my world has changed so beautifully and so astronomically, and I'm not that person anymore. I couldn't be more grateful that I'm alive and happy today."

The video has since amassed over 17 000 likes from supportive fans.

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) can be reached at: 0800 21 22 23 or 0800 456 789 (24 hours, 7 days a week).

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