Former Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has opened up about the times that he tried to take his life, admitting that he sees the physical scars and looks at them as medals. Wentworth attempted to take his own life in his younger years, as he felt that he had become a target for bullies.
Miller told OUT, "I remember carrying around deep feelings of shame after I tried to kill myself, feeling like I'd stumbled or failed life's exam. That I was now 'damaged goods'. What I would say to that younger self - what I'd say to anyone who's walked a similar road - is to focus less on the fact that you nearly ended your life and more on the fact that you survived, that you lived to tell the tale. And then tell it."
He added, "I'd say, 'What you think of as scars are medals. They're badges of honour, testifying to something inside you that is determined and tenacious and enduring'."
The Wentworth Miller edition of OUT100 will hit shelves on November 19. Wentworth is not the only star to cover the latest OUT100, as there are collectors editions which include other stars, such as The Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons, The Butler director Lee Daniels and LGBT activist Edith Windsor