George Clooney Contemplated Suicide?
11.14.11 by REELZ
George Clooney may be one of the biggest names in Hollywood, but after a spinal injury back in 2005, while filming Syriana, this actor was not as invincible as we thought. Clooney recently told Rolling Stone Magazine that he had contemplated suicide after a stunt left him hospitalized and in pain.
I was at a point where I thought, 'I can't exist like this. I can't actually live.' I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you're having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, 'I may have to do something drastic about this.'
Although he underwent surgery, the actor also explained how he came to conceive such a desperate rationalization under his condition.
You start to think in terms of, you don't want to leave a mess, so go in the garage, go in the car, start the engine. It seems like the nicest way to do it, but I never thought I'd get there. See, I was in a place where I was trying to figure out how to survive.
Luckily for Clooney, his career is still booming despite the accident and has since been awarded an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as well as a couple Oscar-withstanding movies out this fall, "The Descendents" and "The Ides of March." He co-wrote, directed, and starred in The Ides of March, which is impressive, but because he continues to have post-surgery pain he had to pull out of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (directed by Steven Soderbergh). Thankfully, the actor is still around and working, but this may mean he may need to be more cautious when selecting upcoming roles.