'Y&TR' Star Kristoff St. John Allegedly Threatened to Shoot Himself

10/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT

'Y&TR' Star Kristoff St. John Allegedly Threatened to Shoot Himself (UPDATE)

EXCLUSIVE

11:56 AM PT --  A rep for Mia St. John tells TMZ, Mia -- Kristoff's ex-wife -- is NOT the one who called police or got the photos of him holding a gun to his head.'Young and The Restless' star Kristoff St. John was hospitalized and placed under psychiatric evaluation after allegedly threatening to kill himself with a gun.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ...  an ex of Kristoff's called cops Thursday evening and told them Kristoff had been sending her photos showing the soap star holding a gun to his head. 

When cops arrived, they confiscated 2 guns and placed Kristoff under a 72-hour hold for mental evaluation. Sources close to Kristoff tell us the 2-year anniversary of his son Julian's suicide is fast approaching -- November 23 -- and that had him very, very upset.

Kristoff's ex set up the "El Saber es Poder" ("Knowledge is Power") Foundation to battle mental illness following Julian's death.