Bradley Cooper reveals he had suicidal thoughts

bradley-cooper-new-york-screening-of-american_3989485 In an interview for the January issue of GQ magazine, Bradley Cooper opens up about the time when he was struggling to make it in Hollywood and reveals that his drug and alcohol addiction even lead him to think about suicide.

Cooper started his career on TV show Alias with a supporting role opposite Jennifer Garner. He had a small part and wasn’t working full time.

“I would only work three days a week,” the 38 year-old said. “And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, ‘Ugh.’ And then next thing you know, I was like, ‘I want to f–king kill myself.'”

Bradley’s addictions were growing worse and it affected his work.

bradley-cooper-celebrities-at-the-bbc-radio_3683406He said: “If I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life. I think work was getting f–ked up.”

At the age of 29, Cooper decided to clean up and it was a pivotal moment in his career.

“I was doing these movies, and I got to meet Sandra Bullock and meet these people and work with them. And I’m sober, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m actually myself. And I don’t have to put on this air to be somebody else, and this person still wants to work with me? I was rediscovering myself in this workplace, and it was wonderful.”

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2 responses to “Bradley Cooper reveals he had suicidal thoughts”

  1. Meggy says:

    I am happy Bradley Cooper found enough forces within himself to be himself, get sober and clean of drugs and alcohol. These substances really destroy human lives. I have no wonders he was in a great depression and even wanted to commit suicide. I cannot believe his life was so bad that he wanted to end his life and career. I believe he f..ed everything up when being under the alcohol and drug affect. I am happy the dude to the right decision and now he doesn’t have to pretend, but be himself.

  2. Clark says:

    Bradley Cooper looks such a strong person that I would never have though he could ever have a suicidal thoughts, I blame drugs and alcohol abuse on this. No happy and satisfied man will think of committing suicide. Or maybe it was a hurt ego when he wasn’t really needed. But who ever looks for the way out in taking drugs and abuse alcohol. Everyone knows where this leads to, but not everyone is smart not to start!