Pain can affect anyone, and famed Hollywood actor George Clooney is no exception. He recently told Rolling Stone Magazine about how he suffers from back pain and headaches years after his 2005 accident on the set of Syriana.
His back was so damaged, at times spinal fluid would leak from his back. He would even blow spinal fluid through his nose on occasion:
“I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you’re having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, ‘I may have to do something drastic about this’ … but I never thought I’d get there.”
The drastic measure Clooney describes is suicide. Clooney was drinking heavily and had surgeries to help fix the problem and cope with the pain.
Some media, like The Telegraph, are covering the Rolling Stone interview and focusing on how he, for a 3 week period, felt like giving up. We would have preferred them covering how he got through it and what he did to manage the pain and overcome the challenges that come with rehabilitation.