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'Seinfeld' actor shoots himself in failed suicide attempt

WENN, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 2:11pm (PST)
  • Actor Daniel Von Bargen has been hospitalized in Ohio after shooting himself in the head.

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    The 61 year old, who played Mr. Kruger on hit TV sitcom "Seinfeld," attempted suicide on Monday, but had a change of heart about ending his life when he survived the gunshot wound.

    In a 911 call, obtained by TMZ, the diabetic actor explained he was set to have his toes amputated as a result of his health condition and he put a gun to his temple because he didn't want to go through with the operation.

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    He told the operator, "I've shot myself in the head ... and I need help. I was supposed to go to the hospital and I didn't want to. They (doctors) were supposed to amputate at least a few toes."

    Paramedics responded to Von Bargen's cry for help and transported him from his Cincinnati apartment to a nearby hospital.

    The actor has also appeared in films such as "Basic Instinct," "Super Troopers," "Broken Arrow" and "Philadelphia."

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