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The world’s most famous mind reader of dogs, Cesar Millan, faced a deep, dark battle with depression, which led to a failed suicide attempt in 2010. And now, Millan is speaking out yet again on his past but this time it’s for a documentary titled Cesar Millan: The Real Story to be aired on November 25 on Nat Geo Wild.
People reports that Millan, who once starred and hosted on National Geographic’s Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan until the show’s series finale in September, tried taking his own life by way of a drug overdose.
“I have always been honest with my fans, which means being open about any struggles I have had along the way,” Millan said in a public statement. “It was important for me to explain all the aspects that have led to my new chapter. Although it was a dark moment for me, it showed me that I still needed to be here and I have a lot more to do.”
According to the LA Times, the suicide attempt came after the death of his beloved dog, Daddy, who died of cancer at the age of 16. The following month, Millan’s wife asked for a divorce after 16 years of marriage.
But two years later, the TV personality is moving forward with life, filling Daddy’s old collar with a new furry friend and finding a new mate, girlfriend Jahira Dar, who moved in with Millan and his two young sons.