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Professor Green reveals he considered suicide when he broke his leg last year

2014-09-13 10:00

Los Angeles - Professor Green considered suicide last year.

The 30-year-old rapper hit rock bottom and even contemplated ending his own life after he broke his leg in May 2013 when he was crushed between two cars and was arrested for drunk-driving last November.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, he said: "I was definitely in the situation where the thought of ending my life crossed my mind. I didn't think about how I'd do it, but there were moments with the anxiety of it all, I wanted to get out of my own skin."

"The feeling of being uncomfortable in your own skin is the worst you can have."

In March this year, Pro Green - real name Stephen Manderson - was given a 12-month driving ban after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) but claimed he committed the offence to protect his reality TV star wife Millie Mackintosh from a thief, who had just stolen his £40,000 Rolex watch.

The Never Be A Right Time hitmaker, whose father hung himself in 2008, then attempted to gain control of his anxiety by seeking therapy and talking through his worries but he insists he now knows how to deal with the moments of emotional uneasiness by himself.

He explained: "I tried cognitive behavioural therapy, but it didn't work for me. I think therapy and talking is important and cathartic, so I've got a way of getting the feelings out. Sometimes it takes a little while, but now I've got the tools to get myself through it."

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