Chase Bryant, best known for such singles as “Take It on Back" and "Little Bit of You,” is opening up about his mental and emotional struggles, and his failed suicide attempt in 2018.
He tells “People” that he drove to a Nashville gas station, and put a loaded revolver to his head. "I just wanted to make it quick," the 28-year-old says. "I just thought, 'I can't do this at my house.' My parents were staying at my place. I couldn't let them see that."
As for what drove him to want to end it, Chase says he had had enough of being told what to do, and says he was tired of not being able to be true to himself, noting, “I was having success as somebody that I really wasn't."
Shockingly, Chase was saved because he thought he loaded six bullets but only loaded five so when he pulled the trigger it was on the empty round. "At that moment, I begged for somebody to listen and I begged for somebody to just come down and help me," he says. "I just screamed out the word 'sorry' as loud as I could, and I pulled the trigger… and here I am."
He notes, “So, when I looked at it at that moment, it was like, life's too short, don't make it any shorter," adding, "Looking back at it now, it's so weird. You're so dark and then all of a sudden you're like, 'OK, I got to get my s— right so I can help somebody else.'" Next up for Chase, he’s releasing his debut album “Upbringing,” with the title track set to drop Friday.