Cesar Millan may have been in tune with pup psychology, but the famed dog whisperer suffered a breakdown that led to an attempted suicide back in May 2010.
Two years later, the animal expert has finalized his divorce and ended his National Geographic show "Dog Whisperer," but he's talking about being on the upswing in his documentary, "Cesar Millan: The Real Story."
His 2010 overdose had been precipitated by several stressors, among them the death of his pit-bull Daddy, then his wife Ulsion's plans to leave him. Both had been a part of his life for 16 years (Daddy had originally belonged to rapper Redman). The pressure of their loss led him to abusing the antidepressants.
News of a suicide attempt should come as a shock to any fan ("Dog Whisperer" aired in 110 countries with 38 million viewers), given Millan's constant urging for pet owners to be more attuned not just with their dog's psychology, but their own behavior. He did write to his fans about his depression on hisRead More »from Dog Whisperer reveals suicide attempt, turnaround