September 30, 2016  

Rick Springfield Tried to Commit Suicide

October 13, 2010 (3:12 am) GMT
At the age of 17 after sinking into a deep depression over his 'ugly' appearance, Rick Springfield tried to take his own life.

Pop veteran tried to commit suicide at the age of 17 after sinking into a deep depression over his "ugly" appearance. The singer admits he struggled to accept his looks as a teenager because he felt "as ugly as the a** end of a female baboon at mating season" and attempted to hang himself at the height of his troubles.

Springfield opens up about the incident in his candid new memoir Late, Late at Night and reveals he was only saved when the noose he tied around his neck slipped and came undone. The "Jessie's Girl" hitmaker is convinced his love of music saved him and steered him away from suicidal thoughts, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

He writes, "From this point on, music will become my salvation and save me from most serious self-inflicted harm."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'The Purge' Heading to TV as 'Interwoven Anthology'
  2. Cashmere Cat Releases New Single 'Trust Nobody' Ft. Selena Gomez
  3. Rob Kardashian Regrets Tweeting Kylie Jenner's Number: 'It Was Miscommunication'
  4. Kristen Stewart Spooked by Ghost in 'Personal Shopper' Trailer
  5. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Reach Temporary Custody Deal That Includes Family Counseling
  6. Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke Falls After Ambushed by Fan on Stage
  7. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Welcome Their Second Child
  8. Producer Says Daniel Craig Is Still the 'First Choice' for Next James Bond Movie