Wentworth Miller responds to body-shaming meme

The actor took this opportunity to open up about his battle with depression. 

By Kelley Forrester, Larry King Now

Actor Wentworth Miller found himself as the subject of a meme poking fun at his past weight gain. The meme shows Miller from his Prison Break days, slim and covered in tattoos, alongside another image of him looking noticeably heavier. 

The Legends of Tomorrow star went to Facebook to address the issue.

He wrote, "In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons.  First and foremost, I was suicidal."

"I've struggled with depression since childhood.  It's a battle that's cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and thousands of sleepless nights.  In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction.  And I turned to food.  It could have been anything.  Drugs.  Alcohol.  Sex.  But eating became the one thing I could look forward to."

Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time. This one, however, stands out from the...

Posted by Wentworth Miller on Monday, March 28, 2016

Miller continued to say that while out for a hike with a friend in Los Angeles, they crossed paths with a film crew for a reality show.  He wrote, "Unbeknownst to me paparazzi were circling.  They took my picture, and the photos were published alongside images of me from another time in my career.  'Hunk To Chunk.'  'Fit To Flab.'  Etc."

"Now when I see that image of me in my red t-shirt, a rare smile on my face, I am reminded of my struggle.  My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons.  Some within.  Some without."

Miller concluded his post by urging anyone who is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts to reach out for help.  "Text.  Send an email. Pick up the phone.  Someone cares.  They're waiting to hear from you."

In Larry King's The Truth About Suicide panel, Dr.'s Drew Pinsky and Dan Reidenberg shed light on suicide, while Cesar Millan and Pattie Mallette share their personal struggles.  Watch it now.

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