WATCH: February Interview Contains Haunting Words From Chester Bennington

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An interview from early this year with the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has began to circulate. The interview was posted by ‘Waking Up Dad’ a youtube channel, but was done with radio station 102.7 KIIS Fm.

The interview takes off with the host asking him about lyrics and how they seem to be questioning his life and such, to which we get statements along the lines up being in his head alone is a bad place. The title says this was his cry for help, and this is so insane to hear now. You can watch it below:

The video description reads:

In this video from an interview in Feb ’17 shows Chester Bennington expressing his cries for help. Hindsight is 20/20. At the time the interviewer and fans alike joked at his comments. Looking back, it’s clearly not a joking matter. Mental illness is a very serious issue, that is not to be over looked. It can take all forms. People you know may be going through similar situations. So next time you have someone pour their heart out to you, really listen to what they are saying. It may be a cry for help….. This is not a promo for WakingUpDad or …. I am simply posting this as a long time fan of Chester and the group Linkin Park. I am just as shocked as everyone else and searching for answers as to why. In the video he clearly is telling us. We just didn’t listen. RIP Chester Bennington. You will be missed. Prayers to his family, wife and kids. If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.

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Since 2014, Trenton has been a journalist for Soundlink Magazine. He specializes in interviewing bands for both video and podcasting formats while writing various pieces.

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