Constance Wu reveals suicide attempt following 2019 backlash
Last Modified: Jul 15, 2022
Actress Constance Wu revealed that she attempted suicide after the 2019 social media backlash.
The Crazy Rich Asians star wrote on Twitter, “Hi everybody. I haven’t been on social media in almost 3 years. Tbh, I’m a little scared, but I’m dipping my toe back in to say I’m here and while I was gone I wrote a book called ‘Making a Scene.”
The 40-year-old continued, “This next part is hard to talk about…but I was afraid of coming back on social media because I almost lost my life from it: 3 years ago when I made careless tweets about the renewal of my TV show, it ignited outrage and internet shaming that got pretty severe.”
Wu went on to share her traumatic experience with the platform, “I felt awful about what l’d said, and when a few DMs from a fellow Asian actress told me l’d become a blight on the Asian American community, I started feeling like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore. That I was a disgrace to AsAms [Asian Americans], and they’d be better off without me. Looking back, it’s surreal that a few DMs convinced me to end my own life, but that’s what happened.”
She further revealed that a friend saved her life.
“Luckily, a friend found me and rushed me to the ER. It was a scary moment that made me reassess a lot in my life. For the next few years, I put my career aside to focus on my mental health. AsAms don’t talk about mental health enough,” the Fresh Off the Boat star explained.
After explaining how her tweets became a touchy subject and even her “AsAm colleagues decided that was the time to avoid me or ice me out.”
“But it also made me realize how important it is to reach out and care for people who are going through a hard time. That’s why I wrote my book and why I’m here today to reach out and help people talk about the uncomfortable stuff in order to understand it, reckon with it, and open pathways to healing,” she said showing her strength during her tough times.
“If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to,” she shared a link to suicidepreventionlifeline.org on her Twitter page as well.