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'Seinfeld' Star

Survives Suicide Attempt

'I've Shot Myself in the Head'

2/22/2012 12:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Daniel von Bargen
-- who played Mr. Kruger in "Seinfeld" -- is clinging to life in an Ohio hospital after shooting himself in the head Monday morning in a failed suicide attempt ... and TMZ has the horrifying 911 tape in which he calls for help.

Daniel tells the 911 operator, "I've shot myself in the head ... and I need help."

The operator asks if it was an accident -- Daniel replies, "I was supposed to go to the hospital and I didn't want to." Daniel says he's diabetic, explaining, "They were supposed to amputate at least a few toes."

The operator asks where the gunshot wound is -- Daniel replies, "I shot in my temple."

Law enforcement officials confirm they were dispatched to von Bargen's Cincinnati apartment complex a short time later -- and when they arrived, you can hear them on the 911 tape ... yelling at Daniel to keep his hands where they could see them.

Von Bargen -- who also played Chief Grady in "Super Troopers" -- was transported to a nearby hospital where he is currently in critical condition.

During the call, Daniel goes into even more graphic detail about his condition. Listen at your own discretion.

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1.

JimmyMuga    

shenanagans

943 days ago
2.

Cornflake    

Guess he found out there's no such thing as The Human Fund.

943 days ago
3.

Craig    

To me he was more known as George's boss Kruger on Seinfeld.

943 days ago
4.

EatMe    

If it was a suicide attempt, then why would he call 911? Shouldn't he have either shot himself again, or let himself bleed to death? This doesn't make sense.

943 days ago
5.

Delaware D    

What a crazy story!

943 days ago
6.

Kaffee    

How awful--just, how awful! I sincerely hope he survives.

943 days ago
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Amber    

Wow, seriously how do you fail at killing yourself by shooting yourself in the head?!?!? WTF???? Now your family/loved ones will ahve to take care of you, you selfish prick!!!!!!!!!!

943 days ago
8.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

he T-boned himself

943 days ago
9.

EatMe    

You should have bleeped out his address and phone number! NOT COOL!!!

943 days ago
10.

Ghost Rider    

Thats some divine intervention there if you ask me. Not many people survive a shot to the temple.

943 days ago
11.

hoosier    

Exactly why I could never attempt it....Fail

943 days ago
12.

Reyna38    

idiot
............ dont talk about surviving a shot to the head... your an IDIOT big time......... shut up and hide....

943 days ago
13.

Maverick    

It's really sad to hear this.

Maybe Kim K Superstar could try this. She's already brain dead.

943 days ago
14.

Jackie    

That's bad.

943 days ago
15.

K    

So incredibly sad. I loved him in Malcolm in the middle. Hope he comes through this horrible experience and realizes life is precious and there is so much to live for.

943 days ago
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