‘Prison Break’ star responds to body-shaming: ‘I was suicidal’

Updated 6:28 PM EDT, Tue March 29, 2016

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Wentworth Miller says depression led to weight gain and suicidal thoughts

He urges help for those who are struggling

(CNN) —  

Actor Wentworth Miller had a poignant comeback after he became the subject of a meme because of his weight gain: He penned an open letter about depression and being suicidal.

Miller, who found fame as the buff star of Fox’s action drama “Prison Break” and now stars in the CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow,” posted the meme on his official Facebook page. The picture shows the actor, lean and tattooed as he was on the show, next to a heavier image of him with the caption, “When you break out of prison and find out about McDonald’s monopoly …”

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In response, Miller wrote, “In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I was suicidal.