Renowned comedian, Kathy Griffin, has disclosed that she became addicted to pills and at a point considered committing suicide. Kathy Griffin has earlier disclosed that she does not drink but has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
“I thought, ‘Well, I don’t even drink… Big deal, I take a couple pills now and again, who doesn’t?’ Also, my age was a big part of it. I mean, who bottoms out and tries to take their life at 59? It’s almost a joke, right, and by the way, someday, this will all be comedy. Trust me… I was laughing to stay alive. And what I found is I felt like if I can’t make others laugh, then there’s no purpose for me to live. There’s no reason for me to live.”
As time wore on, Kathy Griffin who is 60-year-old became addicted to pills, which led her to nearly attempt suicide.
“I started thinking about suicide more and more as I got into the pill addiction, and it became almost an obsessive thought. I started really convincing myself it was a good decision,” Griffin said. “I got my living revocable trust in order. I had all my ducks in a row. I wrote the note — the whole thing.”