George Clooney Speaks on... Suicide?!?

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George Clooney is an Oscar winner, a philanthropist and a bachelor with a new beautiful woman on his arm almost every year.

Yet the actor tells the latest issue of Rolling Stone that life wasn't always so perfect. Far from it, in fact.

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Referring to a spinal injury he suffered on the set of Syriana in 2005, Clooney said he was bedridden and "at a point where I thought, 'I can't exist like this. I can't actually live."

Clooney added that the severe headaches and spinal fluid leaks through his nose were the most painful experiences he's ever had.

"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 shirt three-week period, I started to think, 'I may have to do something drastic about this'...but I never thought I'd get there. See, I was in a place where I was trying to figure out how to survive."

Fortunately, of course, the star did just that. He said drank heavily at the time, but surgery eventually helped with the spinal difficulties. He still suffers from bad headaches.


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