Armie Hammer has resurfaced on a YouTube show, where he says he once thought of swimming out to sea to kill himself

Armie Hammer has resurfaced on a YouTube show, where he says he once thought of swimming out to sea to kill himself
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  • Armie Hammer made a rare appearance on a podcast on Sunday, where he talked about addiction and recovery.
  • Hammer said that he thought of killing himself several times after hitting rock bottom.
  • On one of those occasions, he considered swimming out to sea to end his life, he said.

Armie Hammer, once one of Hollywood’s most promising actors, has been laying low since his career imploded in 2021. But this weekend, Hammer resurfaced on a YouTube show to talk about addiction and his stint in rehab, amongst other things.

Hammer was the guest on the Sunday installment of the “Painful Lessons Podcast,” a show hosted by his friend and self-described “longtime Armie pal” Tyler Ramsey.

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During the podcast, Hammer spoke about a time in 2021 when he was mired in scandal, during which several women accused him of sexually assaulting them. He also faced allegations of having cannibalistic fantasies. That firestorm of allegations resulted in Hammer being axed from projects and dropped by his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor.

“So, there were a lot of times where I thought, ‘I can’t take this anymore, like this is too much, this is more stress than a human being has ever been evolved to deal with,'” Hammer said.

Hammer then described what he said called a “half-assed suicide attempt” that he abandoned partway because he thought about his two children.

“And I hit really dark low points. There was a time where I was standing on the shore, and I just looked out at the ocean, and I thought, ‘Yep, this is it,'” Hammer added.

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“And I just swam out really fucking far, and I thought, ‘you know what, like I’m — I’m done, like there’s nothing back there for me,'” Hammer said.

During the podcast, Hammer also addressed — and once again denied — rumors that he is a cannibal. He added that he’s now sober and said he went away for an extended stint in rehab, where he worked through trauma and sexual abuse he suffered as a child.

Very little is known about Hammer’s life now, though in June 2023, some of his legal troubles were resolved when the Los Angeles district attorney’s office decided not to prosecute him for rape, after which he posted a statement to Instagram saying that he was “very grateful.”

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That same month, Hammer and his ex-wife, Elizabeth Chambers, finalized their divorce. Chambers recently starred in a new docudrama, “Grand Cayman: Secrets in Paradise,” which tracks the lives of super-rich locals on the island.

A lawyer associated with Hammer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider sent outside regular working hours.

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