Back in 2005, George Clooney injured his back really badly while shooting Syriana. I think everyone knows that part. What I didn't know, but what he told Rolling Stone was that while lying in the hospital suffering through that massive pain he said he contemplated suicide because he knew he would not be able to live with that kind of pain everyday.
"I was at a point where I thought, 'I can’t exist like this. I can’t actually live.'
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.'"
2005 is not that long ago. He said he tried drinking but it did not really help. I think this is why you see so many people who become addicted to pain medicine or need it to survive because pain can be this extreme. I know some people who live in great pain everyday and I am amazed they are able to even function, let alone be cheery everyday.
He also says in the interview he cuts his own hair. Really?