Shia LaBeouf considered suicide during “nuclear” time in his life

Shia LaBeouf suicide

Actor Shia LaBeouf has opened up about one of the darkest moments of his life: a time when he nearly committed suicide.

Shia LaBeouf has had a string of controversies through his life and career. These include various arrests, allegations of abuse, alcohol abuse, public outbursts, and accusations of plagiarism.

In a new interview, the 36-year-old LaBeouf said, “At this point I’m nuclear…Nobody wants to talk to me, including my mother. My manager’s not calling. The agent’s not calling. I’m not connected to the business any more.”

Shia LaBeouf continued, detailing how close he was to suicide: “I had a gun on the table. I was outta here….I didn’t want to be alive anymore when all this happened. Shame like I had never experienced before — the kind of shame that you forget how to breathe. You don’t know where to go.”

LaBeouf has at least two notable controversies in the spotlight right now. One involves the true reasons behind his leaving the production of the upcoming Don’t Worry, Darling, with director Olivia Wilde recently citing his “combative energy” as a key reason. (It was originally reported LaBeouf had a scheduling conflict. He was also reportedly fired from a Broadway production.) Another involves his former girlfriend, FKA Twigs, who filed a lawsuit for alleged physical and emotional abuse. That trial is set for April 2023.

LaBeouf’s issues haven’t kept him from getting work altogether. His next movie is Padre Pio, in which LaBeouf plays the titular friar who experienced stigmata. Directed by the controversial and prolific Abel Ferrara (King of New York, Bad Lieutenant), Padre Pio will premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

LaBeouf reportedly converted to Catholicism while researching the role and studying the friar lifestyle.

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Source: Deadline

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