Star Treks William Shatner once contemplated suicide over tinnitus trouble

March 6th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Star Trek icon William Shatner has admitted that he got so irritated with his hearing problems due to tinnitus that he contemplated suicide at one point of time.

The actor has revealed that the used to stay awake at night because of the permanent hiss of tinnitus, caused by an explosion on the set of Star Trek.

Talking to Globe magazine, Shatner said that used to fear that he”d never be able to shake the noise.

“It was like listening to the hiss of a TV that’’s not tuned to a channel. I thought I”d go deaf or nuts. I thought of killing myself, Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

And then he underwent tinnitus refraining therapy, which helped him retrain his brain to ignore the buzzing.

“Now the condition doesn”t affect me, said the actor. (ANI)

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