By Amber Goodhand – Radar Reporter
While filming the politically charged flick Syriana in 2005, Clooney injured his spine causing him to fall into a downward spiral emotionally.
“I was at a point where I thought, ‘I can’t exist like this. I can’t actually live,’” he said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
“I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you’re having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, ‘I may have to do something drastic about this.’”
The 50-year-old actor revealed that he contemplated carbon-monoxide poisoning, but ultimately chose life — and we’re glad he did!
“You start to think in terms of, you don’t want to leave a mess, so go in the garage, go in the car, start the engine,” he said.
“It seems like the nicest way to do it, but I never thought I’d get there. See, I was in a place where I was trying to figure out how to survive.”
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).