Young and the Restless actor Kristoff St. John’s former wife Mia has decided to comment on the recent reports about the man’s suicide attempt, calling them inaccurate. During the past weekend, reports started going around that the soap opera star was hospitalized after threatening to shoot himself in the head.
Mia now claims that the info is mostly ‘fabricated’ but did admit that Kristoff is still heartbroken about losing their son to suicide nearly three years ago.
‘No parent should ever have to bury their child, and for those who do, it’s a nightmare that haunts you forever. The death of our beloved son Julian’s taken a toll on both of us. He’s an actor, and while he may appear whole on the outside, his heart’s broken. As a society we need to start taking mental health seriously and realize that no one’s immune,’ the former wife stated, adding that on Sunday, something that pushed St. John past the breaking point took place.
She noted that it was ‘not accurately reported,’ however.
‘I hope that we can all wrap our arms around Kristoff and help him heal and move forward. This is not a ‘gossip’ story, or an interesting headline, this is a man trying to deal with a tragedy that has torn apart his soul,’ she revealed, adding that instead of sensationalizing it we should all pray for him.
As fans may remember, the pained parents lost their, at the time, 24-year-old son Julian.
The young man was found dead in his room at the mental facility he was staying at, with a bag over his head.
Julian struggled with depression and schizophrenia for a long time before killing himself, leaving behind a lot of heartbreak and grief.
We hope Kristoff St. John is receiving the proper help during these dark times and that his mental state is getting better.