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‘Queer Eye’ Star Tan France Reveals He Almost Attempted Suicide By Driving Off Bridge

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May 31 2019, Published 6:18 p.m. ET

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Queer Eye star Tan France almost attempted suicide by driving off of a bridge during a battle with depression, has learned.

Years before he was dishing out expert fashion advice on television, Tan, 36, revealed in his upcoming memoir that he struggled with suicidal thoughts while living in Utah and working three jobs.

“The truth is, I was starting to feel depressed, which I had never felt before,” Tan wrote in Naturally Tan, out June 4. “I had been blue, but this was different.”

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The fashion expert admitted that he didn’t want to get out of bed. He was “even miserable” with his husband, Rob France.

“For a month, all I wanted was to end it,” Tan wrote.

The Queer Eye star then described a horrific experience that occurred on “one of the worst days.” While driving home, Tan called his husband and told him, “I want to drive off this bridge, and I need you to talk me out of it.”

Luckily, Tan said his supportive husband was able to talk him out of the terrifying experience. At the time, Tan admitted he placed “self-imposed pressure” on himself.


As readers know, Tan is one fifth of the Netflix show’s “Fab Five.” The cast transforms people’s lives while giving them a makeover in many aspects. Its third season premiered on March 15.

Since the group skyrocketed into fame, Tan’s co-star, lifestyle expert Karamo Brown, also revealed his past suicide attempt and battle with substance abuse.



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