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Savage Garden's Darren Hayes says he was on 'brink of suicide' while struggling with his sexuality

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Darren Hayes opened up about his struggles with coming to terms with his sexuality in an HuffPost op-ed on Friday.The 50-year-old Savage Garden singer wrote about his mental health struggles admitting that he was on 'the brink of suicide.'He elaborated on his words in the op-ed during an interview with People.

Mental health struggles: Darren Hayes opened up about his struggles with coming to terms with his sexuality in an HuffPost op-ed on Friday (pictured 2011)'I would say my new album honestly saved my life,' the musician said. 'I was in a dark place, emotionally, not understanding that just like my sexuality, my creative outlet is a huge part of the person I am and by denying that, I was denying an essential part of me.' He said making music after more than 10 years away from being famous 'was a lifeline.''I realized that I had never truly been myself at the height of my fame and commercial success,' he admitted. 'It would have been a huge regret of mine to have retired from the public eye without having come back to the world as my true authentic self.' On the brink:The 50-year-old Savage Garden singer wrote about his mental health struggles admitting that he was on 'the brink of suicide' (pictured 2012) Years ago:Hayes came out as gay after Savage Garden, best known for their songs I Want You and Truly Madly Deeply, broke up in 2001 (pictured 2000)Hayes came out as gay after Savage Garden, best known for their songs I Want You and Truly Madly Deeply, broke up in 2001.He was previously married to a woman namedColby Taylor from 1994 to 2000.The HuffPost op-ed did a deep dive on the mental health issues he faced especially how he was feeling at the top of his fame.

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