The Young and the Restless Star Kristoff St. John Reportedly Threatens Suicide

Kristoff St. John accepts the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on  June 20, 2008. (Matt Sayles/AP Images)
Kristoff St. John accepts the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on June 20, 2008. (Matt Sayles/AP Images)

One of the most famous black actors on the longest-running soap opera on TV, The Young and the Restless, has reportedly threatened suicide.

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Kristoff St. John, 51, was hospitalized and placed under psychiatric evaluation after allegedly threatening to kill himself with a gun, according to TMZ.

A friend of the Emmy-winning actor called police and told them that St. John had sent her photos of himself holding a gun to his head.

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When police arrived, they confiscated two guns and placed St. John under a 72-hour hold.

The three-year anniversary of St. John’s son Julian’s suicide is Nov. 23.

If someone you know is thinking about harming themselves, or if you are considering harming yourself, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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I hope he gets the help he needs. Unfortunately, we are slowly moving into that time of year.