Bowen Yang’s podcast co-host gives update on comedian’s mental health
Bowen Yang is already experiencing improvement just two weeks after revealing his struggle with “bad bouts of depersonalization.”
Matt Rogers, co-host of the “Las Culturistas” podcast with Yang, provided an update on his mental health during a recent appearance on Melissa Gorga’s “On Display” podcast.
Rogers, 33, told Gorga, “What I want everyone to know is that things are already improving. There’s more perspective, and steps are being taken to help him achieve better mental health because he deserves it.”
He continued, “No one should have to live every day feeling anything less than good about themselves, at a minimum.”
Earlier this month, Yang announced that he would be taking a temporary break from their podcast to prioritize his health.
“Taking a brief hiatus from [‘Las Culturistas’]. I’m being greatly affected by severe depersonalization, but I’m doing my best to recover!” wrote Yang, 32, on his Instagram Story.
Despite Yang’s absence, Rogers has continued to host the podcast they started in 2016.
Depersonalization is a psychological condition where individuals experience a sense of detachment from their own bodies and surroundings, leading them to believe that things around them are not real, as explained by the Mayo Clinic.
People who have had traumatic experiences are more likely to develop this disorder.
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Although it is unclear what triggered Yang’s recent episodes, the actor known for his role in “Fire Island” revealed to People in 2021 that a significant portion of his trauma stems from his experience at a gay conversion camp.
“There was a profound gap in understanding,” Yang said. “Neither side truly understood where the other was coming from, which led to extremely dangerous situations overall.
“However, the constant in all of this was the intention of love from both sides,” he added. “It prompted me to question what love meant, what should be protected, and what I, as a queer person, should protect. I don’t take it for granted.”
Bowen Yang is already on the up and up two weeks after the “SNL” star revealed he was dealing with “bad bouts of depersonalization.”
Yang’s “Las Culturistas” podcast co-host, Matt Rogers, gave fans an update on his mental health during an appearance on Melissa Gorga’s “On Display” podcast Thursday.
“What I really want everyone to know is that already things are better,” Rogers, 33, told Gorga. “Already, there’s more perspective and there’s going to be steps taken to get him to a healthier place because he knows he deserves that.”
He continued, “No one should be living every day feeling anything less than good about themselves, baseline.”
Earlier this month, Yang announced that he was taking a temporary hiatus from their podcast to focus on his health.
“Taking a very short break from [‘Las Culturistas’]. Bad bouts of depersonalization are f–king me up bad, but I am doing my best to get better!” Yang, 32, wrote on his Instagram Story.
Despite Yang’s absence, Rogers has continued on hosting the podcast — which they started in 2016.
Depersonalization is a psychological condition in which people have out-of-body experiences that cause them to believe that things around them aren’t real, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The disorder is more common for people who’ve had traumatic experiences.
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While it’s unclear what triggered the recent episodes, the “Fire Island” actor told People in 2021 that a lot of his trauma stems from when his parents sent him to a gay conversion camp.
“There was a huge chasm of misunderstanding,” Yang told the outlet. “Neither side really understood where the other was coming from, and it led to very dangerous situations overall.
“What was always constant was the intention of love from both sides,” he added. “It pushed me into questioning what it meant, what was protected and what I should be protective about in terms of being a queer person. I don’t take it for granted.”