Content warning: This post contains mentions of suicide and abuse.
This week, actor Will Smith released his much-anticipated autobiography, Will — and he did not hold back. From detailing the ups and downs of his childhood to breaking down his relationship with Jada, Will (with the help of Mark Manson) gives readers new insight into the person behind The Fresh Prince.
2. He contemplated suicide at age 13.
After his mother left their home because of the abuse she faced, Will thought about taking his life. He was overcome with loneliness and guilt, but fortunately decided not to go through with it. "I thought about pills; I knew where a boy had lost his legs on the train tracks; I had seen people cut their wrists in a bathtub on TV. But what kept ringing in my mind was a faint memory of hearing Gigi (his grandmother) say that killing yourself was a sin."