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Rourke was saved by priest from committing suicide

entertainment Updated: Oct 08, 2009 10:22 IST

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Hollywood comeback kid Mickey Rourke has revealed he was on the verge of committing suicide during his substance abuse period, when a priest saved his life.

Contactmusic.com reports, The Wrestler star, has revealed in PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk's new book One Can Make a Difference: How Simple Actions Can Change the World: "One day I looked in the mirror and I saw myself the way others saw me. I saw the armour and I scared the f**k out of myself... I did see a priest for a while, a great one who stopped me from blowing my brains out. We'd go in the basement, he'd pour me a glass of wine, we'd smoke cigarettes, and then we'd pray."

"But I needed a shrink too, so I forced myself to go. I had to learn not to let people push my buttons, find out what was triggering all this rage, and stop throwing things away. I've barely missed a therapy session in over a decade, and that takes willpower," he added.