Rick Springfield Tried to Commit Suicide

October 13, 2010 03:12:24 GMT

At the age of 17 after sinking into a deep depression over his 'ugly' appearance, Rick Springfield tried to take his own life.

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Pop veteran Rick Springfield 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."


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posted by Aussie on Oct 13, 2010
I can't wait to read this book. There have been lots of little 'snipets' about this book in the media and it sounds like he has had an interesting life so far.
posted by rls fan on Oct 12, 2010
I'm certainly glad he didn't succeed! We would have missed such a talent and such tremendous music!

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