Pete Wentz has revealed he once tried to commit suicide.

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The Fall Out Boy rocker – who is dating Ashlee Simpson – was so out of control he attempted to take his own life in a car park.

Wentz – who was on prescribed medication at the time – said: “I was completely lost and out of control. 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 parking lot.

“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.”

Wentz – who is helping to promote Jed Foundation’s Half Of Us campaign, which is aimed at cutting student suicide rates – says he decided to speak out about his past to encourage young people to seek professional help.

He added to MTV’s college channel MTVU: “It’s not really about keeping your head above water, it’s about feeling all right and feeling safe in your own skin.”