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Wednesday, Award-winning gospel artist Donnie McClurkin sang is new single “I Need You” and admitted on The Real, that the inspiration behind the song came from a series of depressions he was going through. “I know it’s not, you know, appropriate to say, but I was going through a series of depressions. My mother, my father, my cousins, my aunts, my niece all in two years died. My mom and dad died ten months a part. And it left me at the point of really… thinking, hoping to die next… suicidal.”

Co-host Adrienne Bailon chimed in, ” It’s real.”

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In 2013, approximately 10 months after losing his mother, Frances McClurkin due to complications from a massive heart attack on Jan. 18, Pastor McClurkin said goodbye to his father, Donald Andy McClurkin, Sr.

Then, in March 2015, his sister, Cheryl McClurkin’s also died from complications of a massive coronary heart attack. In December of that same year, his 13-year-old niece Trinity Mableton, had a seizure in her sleep and died.

McClurkin says he is now channeling that pain through his music ministry. (Source:

You can hear the Donnie McClurkin Show Monday – Friday at 5am & Sunday Mornings 9am till Noon right here on Praise 102.7 – Detroit’s Inspiration Station

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