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Rick Springfield Says He Contemplated Suicide

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Rick Springfield has opened up about his ongoing battle with depression and says he contemplated suicide as recently as last year. The "Jessie's Girl" rocker opened up about his struggles during a recent interview with People and says it's a day to day battle.

"Last year I was close to it, really close to it," Springfield said. "'Suicide Manifesto' is stuff I think about. I've been close to it. When Robin Williams and Chester [Bennington and Chris Cornell] and those guys . . . I didn't go, 'Oh that's terrible.' I went, 'I get it.' I get being that lost and dark."

He adds:

"You're in so much pain that you just want it to end. I have been there and I know what it's like and I understand. It's just part of your makeup."

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