Donald Glover explains those Instagrams: 'I definitely was just expressing myself'

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Don’t worry, guys — Donald Glover’s going to make it after all.

Days after posting a series of angsty, ultra-personal notes on his Instagram page (Example: “I’m afraid people hate who I really am.”), the Community star has opened up to People about what possessed him to bare his soul online. “That night, we had a show, and then afterwards, I had this moment of feeling like, ‘What’s the point? Why am I even here?’” Glover explained. “I just wanted to write down my feelings. I definitely was just expressing myself.”

So Glover isn’t suffering from a bout of depression? Well, yes and no, he says: “If I’m depressed, everybody’s depressed. I don’t think those feelings are that different from what everybody’s feeling. Most people just don’t tell everybody.”

In the end, he added, Glover is “glad” that he got everything in those notes off his chest: “It felt like I had been holding on to something,” he explained. Clearly, he had been avoiding making this sort of confession for awhile — “I was just tired of telling people I was tired. It felt like every day someone would ask, ‘What’s wrong. Are you okay?’ And I would say, ‘I’m tired, I’m tired,’” said Glover. “I didn’t want to do that anymore. I guess sometimes not telling the truth is just as bad as telling a lie.”

So there you have it. While Glover declined to speak more about his upcoming exit from Community, at least we know he’s okay; it’s a shame, though, that People didn’t think to ask why he’s scared he’s going to turn into Tyrese. Maybe next time?

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