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'Prison Break' actor Wentworth Miller's response to Internet meme goes viral

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Actor Wentworth Miller's note in response to this meme has gone viral. Photo: Wentworth Miller/Facebook Actor Wentworth Miller's note in response to this meme has gone viral. Photo: Wentworth Miller/Facebook
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Wentworth Miller, the actor most famous for playing a tattooed inmate with a master plan on the mid-2000s Fox show Prison Break, opened up about his personal struggles with depression, suicidal thoughts and weight gain after photos of him popped up on social media sites this week. The meme shows two photos of the actor side-by-side: one a publicity shot from Prison Break, the other a paparazzi shot from 2010, that shows Miller having put on some weight. 

The caption above the photo reads, "When you break out of prison and find out about McDonald's Monopoly."

Miller fired back on Monday with a lengthy post on his Facebook page. "Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time. This one, however, stands out from the rest," Miller writes.

He goes on to speak out about being suicidal and suffering in silence. He calls the photo from 2010 the "lowest point in his adult life." He goes on to write that even though the 2010 photo shows him at his lowest point, seeing the photo now makes him glad.

"Now, when I see that image of me in my red t-shirt, a rare smile on my face, I am reminded of my struggle. My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons. Some within. Some without," he writes, "Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist. Anyway. Still. Despite."

He closes his note with a call to anyone suffering from similar problems, and includes links where help is available.

The uplifting note has gone viral since it was posted Monday afternoon with more than 200,000 shares and 600,000 reactions.

Read Miller's whole note below.

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