Noah Cyrus says Internet trolls made her ‘suicidal’ at 11, won’t let them ruin her engagement

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Noah Cyrus is done.

The singer took to social media to slam the internet trolls who tried to tear her down after becoming a fiancée.

“Since I’ve announced something so pure and happy for me and my life the internet and commenters have been working so hard to take the joy, love, and happiness from me,” the “July” singer wrote via her Instagram story Thursday — just three days after announcing her engagement to Pinkus.

In the text overlaying a dark background, Cyrus, 23, said the internet trolls are the “same people” who attacked her for her “face and body” when she was just 11 years old.

Screenshot of Noah Cyrus's IG story
Cyrus noted that these negative comments are similar to those that made her want to commit suicide when she was just 11 years old.
Screenshot of Noah Cyrus's IG story
In a subsequent story post, Noah added that these types of hateful messages make her “sick.”

She added that these hateful comments led her to believe at the time that she “didn’t deserve to live” because she was “not good enough” and didn’t meet the trolls’ “beauty standards.”

“I’ve been reminded again today how deeply f—ked the internet is and how it turned me against myself and lead [sic] myself to believe I should kill myself, wasn’t worth living, ended up suicidal and depending on drugs.”

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However, the singer shared that she feels “lucky” to be in a place where people’s negative opinions about her do not “trigger” her into “hurting [herself] once again.”

“We live in 2023 we have GOT to stop judging people for who they love, what they look like, where they come from, and how THEY live THEIR lives,” Cyrus wrote in a subsequent Story post.

Noah and Miley Cyrus
The little sister of Miley Cyrus added that she feels “lucky” to be in a place today in which those negative comments no longer “trigger” her.

Noah has detailed her struggle with depression and anxiety a handful of times in the past.

In 2019, ahead of the release of her single “Lonely,” the singer partnered up with Ad Council to openly discuss her battle with depression.

“I felt stuck in this place that I could not get out of for a while. I felt like I had no control over my life,” the singer said.

A year later, on her birthday, Cyrus wrote via Instagram that she wasn’t sure she was going to “be here” to see 21.

Noah Cyrus in 2011
She posted the call-out in an Instagram Story on Thursday.
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“Every day is work when it comes to your mental health and personal battles. not every day is going to be hell and not every day is going to be perfect. I’m still figuring that out,” she wrote in a since-deleted post.

Speaking to her fans, she added, “Thank you for understanding how growing up so publicly was hard on me.. thank you for your support and continuing to grow with me.”

The “Young & Sad” songstress also opened up in July about her past struggle with addiction and how accessible drugs were to her while growing up in the spotlight.

Noah Cyrus and Pinkus selfie
The “July” singer’s lengthy Instagram Story came three days after she revealed her and boyfriend Pinkus are engaged.

“Once I felt that it was possible to silence things out for a second and numb your pain, it was over. It just kind of becomes this dark pit, bottomless pit,” she told Rolling Stone.

Noah has been in “recovery” since 2020.

“I wake up in the mornings, and I’m able to look in a mirror and go on about my day without hating myself. I’m able to comfort myself and nurture myself.”

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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