After opening up about his battle with depression in 2019, Ice Seguerra decided to start off the new year on a hopeful tone with one of his posts on Instagram. The 37-year-old artist said he is excited for 2021 and declared that he will not let allow his depression to win.
He wrote, “As someone who has depression and anxiety, that says a lot of things. It means I am finally feeling things. Irritability, sadness—yes. But more than anything, I feel happiness and joy! For the longest time, I have just been cruising steadily. Pero yun lang yun. Steady pero walang passion. Dumating sa point na kahit pagkanta, wala na akong gana. That's a big thing 'because singing is not just a job; it's how I express myself, how I connect with people, how I heal myself. Singing is my freedom. Iyan ang depression. It just doesn't make us sad or lonely. Pinapatay niya kung sino ka and the very thing that make us want to live. Depression kills your passion. It kills your soul. So yeah, I was there. But not anymore. For now.”
Ice said he looks forward to devoting more time for the arts this year and to enjoy life surrounded by loved ones.
“For now, I am finally enjoying life! Enjoying the big and small things life has to offer. Bumalik ako sa diving (yey), excited to train and hopefully join shooting competitions again, write songs, enjoy conversations with my family and friends, and random people who make sense. To sing and play my guitar, to direct films, plays, concerts, and mount events, to create and to produce music, maybe even act again. I can't wait to do these things! I may be introverted, but my passion is connection. Connecting not merely by speaking but wanting all of you to see what's inside my heart, through the songs I play and sing, words and music that I write, the concerts or shows I direct, films I hope to make, characters I would want to portray. After all the things I've been through, I finally know who I am. And I am excited.”
Last November, the talented singer’s father Decoroso “Dick” Seguerra passed away after battling cancer.