Troubled “Glee” star Mark Salling reportedly attempted suicide before striking a plea deal over child pornography possession.
The 35-year-old actor was at home when he cut both his wrists in a suicide attempt on Aug. 22, a month and a half before he made a plea deal. According to TMZ, he “freaked out” and screamed for his roommate who found him bleeding and immediately called 911.
Salling was rushed to hospital and given a psychiatric evaluation. Days later he was taken to a rehab facility.
His scars are still reportedly visible, which is why the Dallas native has been wearing long sleeved T-shirts as of late.
In December 2015, Salling was arrested at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of possessing thousands of videos and photos containing child pornography. More than 50,000 images of child pornography were found on the actor’s laptop and another 4,000 images and 150 videos were found on a flash drive.
Earlier this month he pled guilty and could be facing anywhere between four and seven years in jail. Salling was originally facing a maximum sentence of twenty years behind bars.
After his prison term Salling, who played the character Noah Puckerman on “Glee,” is banned from coming within 100 feet of schoolyards, public swimming pools, parks, playgrounds and video arcades. He will also have to enter a sex offender treatment program.
Salling’s lawyer released a statement saying, “Mark is physically fine and Mark is spending his time atoning and working on himself.”