George Clooney’s shocking suicide secret

Nov 11, 2011 at 1:27 p.m. ET

In a revealing interview with Rolling Stone magazine, George Clooney admits he contemplated committing suicide in 2005.

George Clooney

George Clooney has the looks, the career and a revolving door of beautiful women, so it came as a shock to many when he revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that he considered committing suicide.

The 50-year-old actor said that he suffered intense pain after a spinal injury in 2005 while filming Syriana. He said that the injury was so bad that he actually blew spinal fluid from his nose. "I was at a point where I thought, 'I can't exist like this. I can't actually live,'" he told 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' ...but I never thought I'd get there," he continued. "See, I was in a place where I was trying to figure out how to survive."

He revealed that he even planned out how he was going to kill himself, but he never thought he would actually do it — and we are happy he didn't! Clooney said he started drinking heavily to get rid of the pain, however eventually he had a surgery that helped decrease the pain. Even though his role in Syriana garnished him an Oscar, he admits he still has headaches from that injury.

After breaking up with Elisabetta Canalis, Clooney seems to be healthy and happy with former pro wrestler Stacy Keibler, but don't expect him to talk about her! "I might have a girlfriend, but I'm never going to talk about it. I get one thing to keep to myself."

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