Machine Gun Kelly lives out his song Damn Valentine.
After performing at New York’s Madison Square Garden Tuesday night (June 28), Kelly attended the after-party at Catch Steakhouse, where he hopped onto a table and gave fans another show — in more ways than one.
In a video titled “And This Is Where Things Taken” and posted to his Instagram Stories, Kelly speaks into the microphone before banging an empty wine glass against his head, much to the audience’s shock. The next video shows blood dripping from his forehead as he sings My ex’s best friendthe caption is simply “F— it”.
“Oh, s—” he said in another Instagram Story the next morning, squinting at the camera while looking at the dried blood on his tattered face. “Rough.”
Later Wednesday, Kelly posted a bloodied Instagram photo of himself: “NYC you’re my frigging valentine,” he captioned it.
The incident follows Kelly’s new Hulu documentary. life in pink, which revealed his suicide attempt while on the phone with his fiancee, actress Megan Fox. As he struggled after his father’s death in 2020, he said he succumbed to paranoia and called Fox, who was in Bulgaria to work on a film, to accuse her of abandoning him.
“I called Megan. I said, ‘You’re not here for me.’ I’m in my room freaking out in front of her,” he said in the documentary. “Dude, I’m putting the shotgun in my mouth. And I’m yelling on the phone and, like, the barrel’s in my mouth. And I’m walking, um cocking the shotgun and the bullet coming up again, the grenade just jams. Megan is dead quiet, so to speak.”
Soon after, he said he realized he needed to clear his head and “kick the drugs,” and credited Fox with being his light in the dark.
“Megan became like the sun to me – like the one I revolve around that gives me life and helps me grow,” he said. “It’s just like any fairy tale they never told you at school, never taught you. The passion between us is like from another world. I know I’ve known her in so many other lives.” —Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service
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