Wentworth Miller has revealed he tried to commit suicide at 15-years-old as he struggled to keep his homosexuality a secret.
The 41-year-old actor made the shocking revelations during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle on Saturday night.
'The first time I tried to kill myself, I was 15,' he added. 'I waited until my family went away for the weekend. I was alone in the house and I swallowed a bottle of pills.
'I don’t remember what happened over the next couple of days, but I’m pretty sure come Monday morning, I was on the bus back to school pretending everything was fine.'
Saturday's speech also saw Wentworth discuss why he was reluctant to discuss his sexuality during Prison Break's four year run.
'In that time, I gave thousands of interviews,' he told the audience. 'I had multiple opportunities to speak my truth which is that I was gay.
'But I chose not to. I was out to family and friends and people I learned to trust but publicly I was not.I chose to lie - when I thought about the possibility of coming out, how that might impact me and the career I worked so hard for, I was filled with fear. Fear and stubborn resistance that had built up over many years.'