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Published on Aug 12, 2014 2:55 PM

In an interview he gave four years ago (2010), Robin Williams revealed a side of himself few knew.

Speaking to comedian Mark Maron, Williams talked about how worried he was when thoughts of suicide came into his head. This had happened a few years previously, when he was struggling with an alcohol addiction and was "sitting naked in a hotel room with a bottle of Jack Daniels".

"There was one moment when I thought, 'F*** life,'" he said.

As was the Williams way, the telling of the incident in the podcast inevitably became a monologue, an extended comedic bit. His conscience become a separate person, and it scolded him for being too rich, too comfortable and too cowardly to do the deed.

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