Mickey Rourke’s Dog Saved Him From Committing Suicide

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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.”

Mickey Rourke almost committed suicide

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“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’)