Mickey Rourke’s dog is the only thing that saved him from committing suicide.
The 63-year-old actor was speaking at a panel in Los Angeles Sunday night when he talked about how important his pets were to him.
“I was going through a really rough time,” Rourke said. “I was hurting myself and I was sitting in the closet one day. I couldn’t take it anymore and picked up a gun.”
“I was deciding what part of my head to put it on and my dog, Bojack, he [cried] and I looked over and he looked up at me like this and he said [with his eyes], ‘Who’s going to look after me?’ And it made me put the gun down.”
“I was ready to go.”
“I get along better with dogs than I do with people.” (PHOTOS: Demi Lovato Talks Past Drug Use: ‘I Wanted To Sabotage Everything Around Me’)