Chris Cornell’s daughter is shutting down the gossip about her not being in school.
Lily Cornell Silver took to her Instagram Stories on Wednesday to set the record straight: “I did not ‘drop out of college’ (although it shouldn’t matter if I did).”
She continued, “I took a temporary leave of absence to tend to my mental and emotional health, which was in part damaged by those who are gossiping about me. Shaming anyone for deciding to postpone [their] education in order to take care of themselves — which should always be the first priority — is cruel and a huge part of the reason why mental health continues to be a worldwide issue and is so stigmatized.
“Think twice before you judge somebody for experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, etc., and taking a step back to practise self-care as opposed to forcing themselves through it.”
In a separate post, Cornell Silver said, “Mental health and education are two things I take very seriously, which happens to be how I graduated with a 4.0. Nice try tho.”
In 2017, Cornell Silver’s father took his own life at the age of 52.
A month after the rocker’s passing, Cornell Silver paid tribute to her father with a post on his Facebook page.
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