Pete Wentz Considered Suicide

March 19, 2008 By:
Pete Wentz Considered Suicide

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz is joining Mary J. Blige and Billy Corgan to front the Half Of Us Campaign, which is aimed at cutting down on teen suicide rates. Each of the musicians sat down with MTV and talked about their worst times. Pete's particular situation happened at the beginning of his career when he was overcome with anxiety and depression.

"I got in my car. I remember I was listening to Jeff Buckley doing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and sat there and took a bunch of [anxiety drug] Ativan in a Best Buy parking lot," Wentz says in a video for MTV's college channel MTVU.

"And I called up my manager because I was, at that point, completely out of my head with Ativan. And I was talking to him and I was slurring my words, so he called my mom and my mom called me and she came and got me and we went to the hospital."

The interviews will air on MTV's college channel mtvU.