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The paedophile actor is said to have attempted suicide in his Los Angeles bedroom on 22 August, however, he then “freaked out” and called for his roomate.
According to TMZ, Salling’s roommate found the star bleeding and called for emergency services, where paramedics rushed to save his life before taking him to hospital.
The publication report that Salling was taken for a psychiatic evaluation following his suicide attempt and had psychological tests at a rehab facility days later.
The star now wears long-sleeved tops in a bid to hide his scars, with Salling facing up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography.
He was arrested in December 2015 after one of his ex-girlfriend’s tipped off the police about the images on his computer, with Salling later being released on $20,000 bail.
However, when the police saw the severity of the images, the case was passed onto the federal authorities.
Over 50,000 “sexually charged” images were found on the star’s computer, including pictures of pre-pubescent children.
Salling, who played Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman in Glee, was said to be facing 20 years in jail, however, when he entered a guilty plea following a plea bargain this was reduced to seven behind bars and 20 of supervised release.
Once released from prison, Salling will be a registered sex offender and will be banned from living within view of any school yards, parks, public swimming pools, playgrounds, arcades, or anywhere else regularly visited by those under the age of 18.
Lieutenant Andrea Grossman, commander of the LAPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, said of the case: “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, if you hurt a child you will be held accountable.”