Skolopad. Picture: Instagram
Skolopad. Picture: Instagram

Skolopad: 'I didn't attempt suicide, I just wanted to rest'

By Carmelita Fredericks Time of article published Aug 1, 2018

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Skolopad was reportedly rushed to hospital on Tuesday after a pill overdose.

According to TshisaLIVE, the struggling entertainer insists she is not suicidal, but just want to "rest for a long time".

Skolopad, who is a registered nurse, told TshisaLIVE that she had a heated argument with a co-worker and her mind went into overdrive. She then decided to take a "some pills" to help her sleep.

"When I got home, I took some pills. Mostly anti-anxiety pills but pills that I had. It's pills I usually take when I am angry and need to calm down, so I took a couple of them," she explained.

Skolopad, who is seeking professional help for her mental health and constant feelings of hopelessness, admitted that she has contemplated suicide before, but that was not her endgame in this instance.   

"I feel like I need to rest for a long time ... even if it's forever. Yes. I have wanted to die many times before. I have attempted to jump off the hospital roof top ... I just didn't make it. This time I just wanted to rest."

Speaking about the argument she had with her colleague, Skolopad opened up about her career struggles as a nurse, explaining that she wants to climb the ranks but she's "constantly shot down or made empty promises". Adding that she was "very hurt" by the incident.

Skolopad has also been very vocal about her frustrations with the entertainment industry. She recently took to Twitter to share screengrabs of a WhatsApp conversation she had with a promoter. Skolopad slammed promoters who expect to pay low rates for appearances because exposure doesn't pay the bills.

"I have worked too damn hard on my own exposure to be paid peanuts! I don't deserve peanuts or to be told I'm not worth what I say I am worth. Exposure doesn't pay the bills, so shove it," she said at the time.

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