Shia LaBeouf contemplated suicide during a “nuclear” time in his life

Actor Shia LaBeouf has opened up about one of the darkest moments of his life: a time when he almost committed suicide.

Shia LaBeouf has had a number of controversies throughout his life and career. These include various arrests, abuse charges, alcohol abuse, public outbursts and plagiarism charges.

In a new interview, the 36-year-old LaBeouf said, “At this point I’m nuclear…Nobody wants to talk to me, including my mom. My manager doesn’t call. The agent doesn’t call. I’m no longer connected to the business.”

Shia LaBeouf went on to explain how close he came to suicide: “I had a gun on the table. I was out here. . . . I didn’t want to be alive anymore when all this happened. Shame like I’d never experienced before—the kind of shame that makes you forget how to draw the weather. You don’t know where you’re going.”

LaBeouf has at least two notable controversies in the spotlight right now. One involves the true reasons why he left the production of the upcoming Don’t worry, honeywith director Olivia Wilde recently quoting his “fighting energy” as a major cause. (It was originally reported that LaBeouf had a scheduling conflict. He was also reportedly fired from a Broadway production.) Another involves his ex-girlfriend, FKA Twigs, who filed a lawsuit for alleged physical and emotional abuse. The trial is set for April 2023.

LaBeouf’s problems haven’t kept him from getting work entirely. His next film is Padre Pio, in which LaBeouf plays the titular monk who experienced the stigmata. Directed by the controversial and prolific Abel Ferrara (king of new york, Bad lieutenant), Padre Pio will premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

LaBeouf reportedly converted to Catholicism as they research the role and study the monk’s lifestyle.

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