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Tim Gunn Admitted to Suicide Attempt

September 17, 2010 (4:58 am) GMT
The 'Project Runway' consultant said he was so depressed at the age of 17 that he tried to overdose with pills.

Celebrity style guru Tim Gunn was a tortured teenager who tried to commit suicide at the age of 17. The "" star makes the shocking revelation in his new book, "Gunn's Golden Rules", admitting he was plagued with depression as a teen and tried to swallow pills to end his life.

Appearing on America's "Access Live" news programme, he explains, "I was a very, very unhappy kid and I thought, what does the world have to offer me? And more importantly, what do I have to offer the world? And I had incredibly low self-esteem and made a decision. Fortunately I wasn't successful."

The 57 year old credits his friends and family with helping him to get through the struggle, adding, "It's only because of a lot of wonderful people who nurtured me and cared about me that I'm still here."

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