Posted: 9 September, 2013
Wentworth Miller Reveals Suicide Attempt
Star struggled with being a young gay man
Wentworth Miller recently bravely came out of the closet as a gay man - and now that it's out in the open he's been divulging secrets about how hard it has been for him.
44 year old Miller spoke at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle on Saturday night and revealed that he has attempted suicide several times - the first when he was 15 because keeping his sexuality a secret was so difficult.
"I waited while my family was away for the weekend. i was alone in the house and i swallowed a bottle of pills."
He said he wasn't able to cry out for help because "you only cry for help if there is help to cry for."
Wentworth also said he wants to be a role model for other young gay actors - "to be the someone else, that no one was to me."