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Wentworth Miller

I Tried to Kill Myself

9/9/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

090813_wentworth_miller_main_launchWentworth Miller tried to commit suicide multiple times because he couldn't handle keeping his sexual identity a secret.

Miller revealed his dark secret at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle Saturday night, saying his first suicide attempt was when he was 15.

The "Prison Break" star says he downed a bottle of pills at home, and he wasn't crying out for help, because "you only cry for help if there is help to cry for." 

Wentworth also talked about the torture of working in Hollywood as a closeted actor ... explaining he wanted to be the role model he never had ... "to be the someone else, that no one was to me."



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Why stay "in the closet"? You will never know how people will accept you until you tell them about yourself. Who knows? They might say, "So?" Or even, "We already knew that!" If they don't accept you, they weren't really your friends to begin with. Time to find people who accept you for who you are.

377 days ago

BB not bb    

This is a crazy notion they get in their head and then demons of lust and perversion can take over and hold them to it. Homosexual ideation is just not a good idea, and the more they entertain it, the more entrenched it becomes in their soul. They need to be told that they can be normal, that they just have to accept how they are and push the bad thoughts out of their minds.

Queers need to stand up and be men.

377 days ago


He took a whole bottle of pills? Then what happened? Lemme guess was skittles.
Hollywood closeted actor? He never heard of Bravo?
This guy is a no talent jag off.

377 days ago

tmz addict    

apparently stereotyping is not something done in highschool... LMAO

377 days ago

Dumb Ass MiMi    

If you open up your mind and heart, you will hear the message that he tried to help young people who might be scared and felt all alone. Many young gay people try to kill themselves long before anybody knows why. A lot of them hide their sexuality behind drugs. I work for a crisis center and I know that for a fact.

377 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

i don't know, but it seems like the problem most gays have, are with trying to gain an 'upper hand' with all those people who DON'T like them/who DON'T approve of them. because as far as i can see, most communities in america, most large metropolitan communities, meaning every major US city, as in NY LA, CHI, etc, most communities don't have a problem with gays. so it just seems kind of weird to me that they profess to so many 'social acceptance problems' and so many disapproval problems. maybe they are trying to get too chummy with people who won't ever like gays. lost cause, and supplies really endless 'center of media attention'. propaganda, basically. like i really don't get where all these 'problems' are supposedly coming from??? are you like hanging out with straight up rednecks in a trailer park? i think even they are cool with the gays. who is he talking about, i really do wonder. sounds like a load of hype or paranoia.

377 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

it's like they are suckling endlessly on the pity teat. like for seriously. because this means 'big generous donations to the gay causes' if they are telling you endlessly that they are being beaten and ostracized everywhere. total lies, it seems. most of them who are, act like aholes, so that they can supply this very necessary 'disapproval' platform. it's like they create a state of 'disapproval' for themselves with all their inappropriate behavior and entitled display, and then use this as a measure of 'everyone hates us, boo-hoo-hoo'.. give us money and donations, and special privilege rights, because everyone hates us, because we're gay. crazy.

377 days ago

Michelle Neal    

I'm sorry that he went through such torture, as a parent I see our job as supporting our kids. We should never be afraid to be ourselves to our families. I know that seems like a fantasy to many but we need to support and love each other, I'm pretty sure that's what Jesus was talking about.

377 days ago

Mickey Brown    

The real problem may be that people feel pressed to pick a label (for society's sake) and stick to it, then be judged by it. Gay / Straight is a multidimensional spectrum and nobody is 100% w/in the confines of any one label.
The easiest solution is to simply NOT CARE what label fits you, or if you meet with others' expectations. Live your OWN life, make YOURSELF happy.
You'll the the only one to die with your regrets if you don't. (whoever said it was going to be easy?)

377 days ago


this is so sad to hear that he tried to take his own life because he had for the sake of his career keep his sexuality hidden . and had no one to be a role model to show him that he had nothing to be ashamed about being himself.

377 days ago


Its not illegal to be whats his problem?

377 days ago


The military call death related to sexual assaults, friendly fire and then cover it up.

377 days ago


Look to be fair, in the old era of Amos and Andy when there was blackface. This is the same I don't want gay people to pretend to be straight as much as I don't want white people to pretend there black. A gay person pretending to be straight is racist. Plain and simpke

377 days ago


Wow... so many *******s here on TMZ. Unbelievable.

377 days ago


Homos make up 3% of the population but you all make them seem like they are the majority. I don't care about them or want to hear about them. Shut up and I won't even know you exist... which is the way I would prefer it.

377 days ago
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