Trevor Noah Discusses Depression With DJ Fresh And Somizi

Trevor Noah paid a visit to the Metro FM studios this morning, and discussed his depression openly with hosts Somizi and DJ Fresh.

A post shared by Somizi (@somizi) on

When asked by DJ fresh why he had become depressed, Trevor said he didn’t know where it had come from.

“It’s just how you see the world,” he said. According to the much-loved Daily Show host, he had to redefine what his purpose was.

For Trevor, this meant seeing that his purpose was to give and to see beyond the fame and money.

He also discussed common misconceptions about the disease, and how people think it just means you feel sad.

“…It’s a chemical thing in your brain where you perceive what is happening to you now to be what will be happening to you forever,” he explained.

Watch the full interview here:

Trevor is in South Africa to entertain fans with 3 shows in Joburg and one in Durban.

He also surprised lucky patrons at the Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch on Saturday with a visit and impromptu performance.

The star also featured on Carte Blanche last night.

For more info on Trevor Noah’s tour, visit the Ticketpro website.

Comedienne Ruby Wax has also struggled with depression in the past:

Comedian Ruby Wax on Mental Illness


    Send this to a friend