Wentworth Miller 'Tried To Commit Suicide'
Prison Break hunk reveals his struggles as a gay teenager...
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 15:42
Wentworth Millerhas told how he almost committed suicide as a teenage.
The Prison Break actor - who came out as gay last month - has revealed during an appearance at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle that as a youngster, he struggled to come to terms with his sexuality.
Miller is quoted by Us Weekly as saying that he tried to end his life "more than once".
He explained: "I don't remember what happened over the next couple of days [after my first attempt] but I'm pretty sure come Monday morning I was on the bus back to school pretending everything was fine."
The 41-year old went on to state that he was a "target" growing up, saying: "Speaking the right way, standing the right way, holding your wrist the right way. Every day was a test and there were a thousand ways to fail.
"A thousand ways to portray yourself to not live up to someone else's standards of what was accepted."
Wentworth added that he kept his homosexuality a secret for so long as he was worried it would effect his career, explaining: "I had multiple opportunities to speak my truth, which is that I was gay, but I chose not to.
"I was out privately to family and friends - publicly, I was not. I chose to lie - when I thought about the possibility of coming out, how that might impact me and the career I worked so hard for, I was filled with fear."
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