Drew Carey Sends Tweet About Wanting To “Kill” Himself Before Assuring Nervous Fans He’s “NOT Suicidal”
Drew Carey got some fans nervous on Friday when he tweeted about wanting to commit suicide. The “Price Is Right” host and comedian wrote on Twitter, “Part of me wants to kill my self because of my ex. But I don’t because I don’t want to give her the satisfaction.”
Not surprisingly, a number of Carey’s 660,000 followers quickly expressed concern, while oddly around four dozen of them favorited the tweet. One fan tweeted, “You’re too funny to do that, man. One day at a time… OK?” Meanwhile, another follower wrote, “Come on man don’t do that you have a hell of alot to live for.” “Please call your therapist ASAP,” begged a fan, adding, “Hang in there.” Another commenter stated, “Easy buddy. No one is worth all that. Chin up.” And there were many more tweets offering “hugs” and “love.”
Perhaps part of the nervousness of his fans stemmed from Carey acknowledging in an interview in 2007 that when he was 18 and again in his early twenties, he tried to commit suicide by swallowing pills. Carey said after that darker period in his life, “I learned how to believe in myself. Learned how to set goals, you know, self help books man. I just read every single one I can get a hold of and I still do.” He added, “I am always coming out bigger, better, stronger and happier.”
Carey, who also did a suicide prevention video in 2009, quickly realized that he should have perhaps chosen his words more carefully and followed up his previous tweet by writing, “Whoa! Sorry! I’m NOT suicidal! Shouldn’t make angry jokes like that. So sorry. Thanks for all the love tho!” Naturally, that elicited additional messages such as “Suicide isn’t the answer, Drew. Please seek help” and “We love you just the same.” What do you think about Carey’s tweets?