Comedian Mark Curry
contemplated suicide last year and credits pal Bill Cosby
with bringing him back from the brink. The Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
funnyman's depression began when a can of spray starch exploded, setting fire to his California home and leaving him with second-degree burns across 18 percent of his body.
While in the hospital Curry began collecting painkillers in a bid to overdose - but Cosby and fellow comedian Sinbad's
regular visits helped him laugh through his pain.
The 42-year-old tells TV presenter Montel Williams
, "It was so bad... that pain was so excruciating. I wanted to kill myself and, by the fourth day, I said, 'I can't do this.' I felt less than a man. I couldn't even look at my own body. I saw my hand with the peeling skin and threw up, and I didn't look at myself again. They (Cosby and Sinbad) made me laugh, and that helped a lot."
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