Bill Murray health: ‘I was ready to die’ – actor on overcoming suicidal thoughts

Acting legend Bill Murray has recalled being “ready to die” until he came across a piece of art that stopped his suicidal thoughts.

As a young comedian, Murray was on the brink of suicide. In an interview from 2014 which has recently gone viral, the star spoke about his early days as a comedian performing in Chicago.

He said how when he first started, he “wasn’t very good” and had little “desire to stay alive”.

“I remember my first experience on the stage — I was so bad, I just walked out on the street and started walking.