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Wentworth Miller

I Tried to Kill Myself

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

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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46.

EnquirerLover    

Suicide is the new cocaine in Hollywood. Everyone is trying it. Goes to show money is just paper.

410 days ago
47.

O.G. Native    

All homos need to kill themselves!!!

410 days ago
48.

NOT ELMO    

Wentworth Miller Tried To Commit Suicide Multiple Times...................KILLING Himself is NOT The Answer and Coming Out as GAY is NOT The Answer Because As GAY That Will Hurt His Acting Career Too Much and is NOT Worth it BUT Coming Out as a BISEXUAL ACTOR would allow Him To Date MEN For The Rest Of His Life Freely PLUS The BISEXUAL Title Will NOT Hurst His Career as Much as a GAY Title..

410 days ago
49.

bebe    

Now a days you would think coming out would be easy, but i guess hollyweird is a place were its had for people to accept it.

Either way we shouldn't judge anyone for there life style of choice leave that to God.

409 days ago
50.

D.Tidrow    

You don't try to kill yourself! You either do or don't! If not you are looking for attention puss! Change your pad!

409 days ago
51.

viciouslikesid    

I find it hard to believe he couldn't afford a therapist during the first Prison Break season. Clearly his family sucks if he was that terrified of coming out, so take your first paycheck, ditch the a-holes & live your life how you want. No need to hold a press conference for every gay celebrity. Just be gay.

409 days ago
52.

Mrs Jackson    

He's way to cute to be gay smh

409 days ago
53.

Truth    

MEHHHH.... WHO CARESSSSS. ALL THESE OVER ENTITLED WANNABE CELEBS. 2 BAD HE DIDNT SUCCEED. HIS HAS BEEN CAREER DID. #EPICFAIL #TRUTH!!

409 days ago
54.

NOT ELMO    

i Hear He Loves Penises...

409 days ago
55.

Wenthehotline    

#WentworthMiller a le soutien de ses fans ! /His fans back up Wentworth Miller! http://goo.gl/nFDmLS

409 days ago
56.

Vince    

OK, tried to kill himself several times...and failed? What a screw up...next time have someone help you...maybe then you will get it right. damn fool cant even kill himself right....

409 days ago
57.

yabber    

Until the late 1970 being gay was considered to be a mental illness maybe that's right its certainly not normal. Its taken 750,000 years of evolution through sexual reproduction for us to get here without one gay couple ever having a child.

409 days ago
58.

Enlightened    

"he wanted to be the role model he never had ..."


Yes, because it is a little-known fact that, before Miller, there wasn't a SINGLE known gay person in the entertainment industry. Not one. The poor man is a trailblazer.

What an absolute crock. Miller is simply getting on the current "Gay Bandwagon" and riding it back into the limelight in the wake of what currently passes for his "career." EVERYONE has known he was gay for years. No matter how handsome, if you like to have an@l sex with men, believe me, it SHOWS in your every movement. All of you might as well come prancing out of the closet (you black ones too, Diddy, Jay Z, Will Smith, NeYo, Obama and boyfriend Reggie Love, Cory Booker, and so on, and so on, and so on). You're not fooling anyone.

409 days ago
59.

NE1    

I had an attempt when I was 17 that caused me to drop out of school. you tell a few people and in a few weeks the whole school knows, your male friends won't look at you because they're worried they could be seen as gay by association, your female friends will be nice to you but they don't want to sit with you at lunch etc.. also you have a couple d*ck teachers, you start missing too many days, and it has to end. this was 90's tho, but i get his story.

409 days ago
60.

en Todo Momento!!    

about 90% of gays in the media and entertainment are white males. what does this say? is it like a privileged trend amongst white males or something? what point are they making, really. i think this is proof that it is a clear choice. otherwise it would be evenly distributed among races. it is not. or this just says something else about this 'random genetic disposition'.

409 days ago
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