Popular 90’s actor Nicholas Brendon, who played one of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s sidekicks on Buffy the Vampire Slayer has slammed an online entertainment news publication for publishing shocking footage of his suicide attempt.
Radar Online leaked CCTV footage of the actor’s attempt to take his own life outside a popular bar in Saratoga Springs, New York.
In the footage, the 44-year-old allegedly self harms before slumping on the ground.
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The actor, who has been open about his struggle with depression and anxiety was horrified that the confronting footage was leaked online, taking to social media to vent his disappoint.
“A video was leaked today that I find egregious. As all of you know I am desperately battling depression and it is unfortunate that others capitalize off my struggles.”
“I have up’s and downs but I am still a human being. Suicide is a very very serious issue and not something to be highlighted publically or mocked for that matter.”
“I am getting help and if you or anyone that you know is struggling please reach out for help and don’t be ashamed to do so. Depression is real. #kickingdepressionintheballsack“
Brendon made headlines earlier this year when he made a public plea for help.
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