Cesar Milan has revealed how a series of events led him to attempt suicide in 2010.
In February of that year, Millan, 43, lost Daddy, the 16-year-old pit bull Millan adopted from rapper Red Man when the dog was four months old. He had been Millan’s best example of a “calm, submissive” dog. Then, in June, Millan’s wife of 16 years, Ilusion Millan, filed for divorce.
“I felt defeated, a big sense of guilt and failure. … I was at the lowest level I had ever been emotionally and psychologically,” the Dog Whisperer wrote in June on his website without mentioning his overdose.
But he mentions it in Cesar Millan: The Real Story, a documentary airing on Nat Geo Wild on Nov. 25. “Daddy was my Tibet, my Himalaya, my Gouda, my Buddha, my source of calmness,” Millan explains to AP in promoting the show.