Heather Mills considered killing herself following the breakdown of her marriage to Sir Paul McCartney.
Mills, 39, - who is currently locked in a divorce settlement with the former Beatles legend - shocked viewers with the revelation during a live interview on British breakfast show GMTV on Wednesday (31Oct07) morning.
She sobbed as she told host Fiona Phillips how she has received numerous death threats after her four-year marriage to MCCartney ended last year (06).
She says, "I have stayed quiet for my daughter, but I have had death threats. I have been close to suicide. I have had worse press than a paedophile or a murderer. I've done nothing but charity for 20 years.
"I considered killing myself because I thought if I'm dead then at least (my daughter) is safe and she can be with her father."