28 Sep – Markus Paterson recently opened up for the first time about his 2018 motorcycle crash that left him with a broken leg, and admitted that it was intentional.
As reported on Inquirer, the actor who spoke to Kyle Echarri on the latter's vlog segment, "Real Talk", shared that he was at a low point in his life at that moment and had wanted to not come out alive from the incident.
"I never really got in-depth about it but depression is not something to mess with. Before I experienced it myself, I thought it was just [some] psychological thing that people can just get over easily but it's not," he confessed. "It's something that gets a hold of your everyday life. When you wake up in the morning it's in the back of your mind. It becomes the shadow of your shadow and you can't get over it until you face it and that was my mistake, I couldn't face it. I was in a dark hole for a long time."
Paterson stated that among the reasons why he was in a dark place were the fact that he was away from his family at only 19, and was having problems with someone he was dating at the time.
"Her family... was calling me every day... letting me know how much of a lowlife I was, how much of a degenerate I was. I know I made mistakes coming from now, but back then, I didn't. I was just trying to be happy, and at that time, she made me happy. I was the guy... and I was the guy that was older, I should have known [better], I should have known who we were hurting at that time," he said.
Moving forward from the episode, Paterson encouraged those who were facing similar situation to not opt for such a thing and instead appreciate their lives.
"I'm so grateful for the second chance I've been given," he added.
(Photo Source: Markus Paterson Instagram)