Several weeks ago, an incident led to The Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John spending time in a psychiatric facility.
The incident was first reported by TMZ as an attempted suicide in which he texted photos of himself to ex-wife, Mia.
Mia later denied that happened, but did tell Entertainment Tonight this:
“Last week, an incident occurred, that pushed him to the breaking point, but was not accurately reported,” she said.
“I hope that at this moment we can all wrap our arms around Kristoff and help him in this time of need. Help him heal and move forward. This is not a ‘gossip’ story, or an interesting headline, this is a man trying to deal with a tragedy, that has torn apart his soul. Right now what he needs is your thoughts and prayers.”
A week later, St. John took to Twitter for a the first time in about 10 days and posted words about strength. On Wednesday, he took to Instagram to thank his fans and followers for their support during this difficult time.
The St. Johns lost their son, Julian, nearly three years ago to suicide and have been working to build mental health awareness ever since.
See the actor’s Instagram post below.
The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.
To all of mi IG peeps. Thanks for throwing out a life preserver… Words cannot express the gratitude that I feel to have so much love that you bathe me in…anoint me with…cloak me with. I am humbled. Life is precious. I look forward to continuing this journey together with all of you…us. Because at the end of the day, at the magic hour, we are warmed with an all knowing presence of light and love. My heart beats to the music of our creation. You are an integral piece of my personal spiritual puzzle, as I hope I am to yours. I love you…forever. #gratitude #friends #life #journey #love #yr #cbs