Wentworth Miller Opens up about his life before he came out

Wentworth Miller has opened up about the struggle of being a gay teen.

Miller who came out a few weeks ago was speaking at a Human Rights Campaign gala at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on Saturday, the actor described a incident where he willfully overdosed on pills during a weekend where his parents were away from home.

“The first time I tried to kill myself I was 15, I waited until my family went away for the weekend and I was alone in the house and I swallowed a bottle of pills. I don’t remember what happened over the next couple days, but I’m pretty sure come Monday morning I was on a bus back to school pretending everything was fine. And when someone asked me if that was a cry for help, I say no, because I told no one.”

He also spoke about the pressure of media interviews while promoting Prison Break.

“I had multiple opportunities to speak my truth, which was that I was gay,” he said. “But I chose not to. I was out in private, to family and friends … but professionally I was not