Clooney Contemplated Suicide Over Brain Injury

Hollywood heart-throb GEORGE CLOONEY considered suicide to escape the horrific pain he experienced after suffering a brain injury while filming forthcoming movie SYRIANA.

The 44-year-old star battled excruciating headaches and serious memory loss after an accident which occurred on the set of the Middle Eastern thriller.

Doctors initially struggled to identify the problem, but a neurologist eventually discovered the severity of his injuries and Clooney immediately underwent a series of operations to banish his headaches.

He says, "Before the surgery it was the most unbearable pain I've ever been through, literally where you'd go, 'Well, you'll have to kill yourself at some point, you can't live like this.'

"There was this scene where I was taped to the chair and getting beaten up. The chair was kicked over and I hit my head.

"I tore my dura, which is the wrap around my spine that holds in the spinal fluid. But it's not my back; it's my brain. I basically bruised my brain.

"It's bouncing around my head because it's not supported by the spinal fluid."

During his recovery, the OCEAN'S ELEVEN actor has been encouraging his memory to return by doing repetitive counting exercises, and describes the last 12 months as the "worst year I've ever had".


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I suffered a car accident, which involved me being thrown fron the car and hitting a tree. My family were originally told I wouldnt live. I have now been told that work is not likely and that my vision will always be blurred in one eye. As a result of this I will not be operating a car. Its a nightmare, one I cant wake up from. One thing I have learned is that the plight of brain injury needs to be bought into the lime light. In the UK there is very little help available and sometimes the help you go to, isnt interested.
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I started a Support group through Facebook for Brain Injury survivors...as I am one myself...I was a model for close to twenty years, and was beginning an acting career, when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, the treatment of which caused brain Injury. My support group is called My Friends Who Know...on my Facebook page...if anyone would like to be part of a group for Brain Injury Survivors. Trina Chambers-Bradlee just let me know that the "friend request" is in reference to Brain Injury...otherwise, I don't friend people that I don't personally know. Thanks!
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I started a Support group through Facebook for Brain Injury survivors...as I am one myself...I was a model for close to twenty years, and was beginning an acting career, when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, the treatment of which caused brain Injury. My support group is called My Friends Who Know...on my Facebook page...if anyone would like to be part of a group for Brain Injury Survivors. Trina Chambers-Bradlee just let me know that the "friend request" is in reference to Brain Injury...otherwise, I don't friend people that I don't personally know. Thanks!
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