He outlined his thought process after a previous suicide attempt back in 1995, by the use of sleeping aids and whiskey, in his book Too Fat To Fish:
"It’s hard to admit any of this, even all these years later, because when I think about it there is one thing that scares me most of all: I was 100 percent serious about dying… When I started to feel the effects of the drugs two minutes later, my will to die did not change, but I had the weirdest emotional reaction:
"I was morbidly curious about what was going to happen and obsessively began going over the possibilities… I was actually excited and looking forward to whatever lay in store for me."
Those are the words of a very sick individual and we really do hope that Artie is finally able to get the help he so desperately needs.
We're rooting for him.
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