“I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace,” the comedian said.
Jim Carrey is praising Ariana Grande’s "openness" about depression.
Over the weekend, the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer shared a quote from Carrey, where he recited the thoughts of author Jeff Foster.
"Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me,’" the quote read.
"You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest,’" it continued. "Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you’ve been trying to play."
On Sunday night, Carrey tweeted Grande and thanked her for posting his message about mental health.
"I read your lovely mention of me and things I’ve said about depression," the actor wrote. "A brilliant teacher and friend, Jeff Foster was OG on the ‘Deep Rest’ concept."
"I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace," he continued. "I feel blessed to have such a gifted admirer. Happy Easter!"
Grande, who has said in the past she’s a huge fan of the comedian, reposted Carrey’s tweet and added: "I can’t process this or breathe hold on."
"Thank u so much for your kindness," the singer continued in another tweet. "I don’t think u understand how much I adore u or what u mean to me. Thank u for taking the time to share this w me. you are such an inspiration. I can’t wait to tattoo this tweet to my forehead Sending you lots of love & all things happy."
See the Twitter exchange below.
Grande’s post about depression comes after she shared scans of her brain on Instagram Stories earlier this month. The post showed Grande’s brain in comparison to a "healthy" brain and a person with post-traumatic stress disorder. Although she didn’t say what the doctor told her, the pop star’s brain looked much more similar to the PTSD brain than a normal one.
"Hilarious and terrifying," Grande wrote over the post. "Not a joke," she added.
The "7 Rings" singer has been open about mental illness in the past, particularly the PTSD she’s experienced following the bombing at her concert in Manchester, England back in 2017.
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