Christian comedian John Crist considered suicide amid sexual misconduct allegations 16 months ago, he announced in an Instagram post on March 13.
“I’ve made a lot of decisions that hurt myself, that hurt other people, and embarrassed myself and had consequences,” he said. “And I could look you in the eye and own that.”
Charisma Magazine reported about Crist’s sexual misconduct toward female fans, and canceled tours in 2019. Netflix also cancelled his special on Nov. 28, 2019. He said during that time: “I’ve sinned against God, against women and the people who I love the most. I have violated my own Christian beliefs, convictions and values, and have hurt many people in the process.”
Crist, 36, said he wanted to end his life, especially during rehab in Arizona. “I didn’t want to participate in the recovery process or try to get better or anything.”
He told his therapist that he wanted to go home and withdraw all of his money from the bank and get drunk–just end it all.
“And then I want to go down to Broadway — [the street] — where all the bars are, get drunk, and then I want to bring girls back to my condo. And I want to do that every night until I run out of money, and then I want to kill myself,” he stated.
He thanked his fans, friends, and family for helping him pull through. He also called the journey a “miracle.”
“I don’t want to exaggerate this. In some type of way, you kept me on earth with your prayers, and your letters, and your love. And I would regret if I didn’t stay on the path to recovery and try to do the same for y’all.”
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-CNJ Staff reports