Shia LaBeouf said, "My world had fallen apart" about a time in his life not too long ago when there were car accidents, court-ordered rehab, emotional outbursts, and the interruption of Broadway's Cabaret with Emma Stone.
In a later interview, LaBeouf said that he felt like his performances needed friction and conflict. It also almost put him out of business.
“At this point I’m nuclear,” LaBeouf remembered about that time in the interview.
”Nobody wants to talk to me, including my mother. My manager’s not calling. The agent’s not calling. I’m not connected to the business anymore.”
He gave the impression that he was ready to kill himself at the time.
"There was a gun in front of me. "I was out of here," he said in the YouTube interview with Bishop Robert Barron of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.
“I didn’t want to be alive anymore when all this happened.
Shame like I had never experienced before — the kind of a shame that you forget how to breathe.
You don’t know where to go. You can’t go outside and get like, a taco.”