Cesar Millan opens up about suicide attempt
June 14, 2013, 4:02 PM EST
Dog Whisperer star Cesar Millan has opened up about his personal troubles in a candid new interview, confessing he tried to commit suicide in 2010. The canine behavior expert, 43, has come clean about his problems in a new Rock Center with Brian Williams interview, which airs on Friday night (14Jun13), revealing he came dangerously close to ending his life after receiving one piece of bad news after another. Millan's spiral into depression began when he lost his beloved pit bull, Daddy, and days later, his wife of 16 years asked him for a divorce. He also discovered his business empire that he had been building since 2004 was on the verge of financial ruin - and all the struggles drove him to the point of suicide. He says, "I took a whole bunch of pills... It's like, 'OK, I'm a failure. The reason why this has happened is because of me.'" Luckily for Millan, his two teenage sons found him after his overdose and called 911. The reality TV star has since managed to turn his life around with his new show, Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack, and he realizes he has a lot to live for: "What makes you wise in life is not the successes. It's when you go down and come back."