Some weeks, all he looked forward to was his “favorite meal and a new episode of TOP CHEF.” Consequently, he gained weight.
“One day, out for a hike in Los Angeles with a friend, we crossed paths with a film crew shooting a reality show,” Miller wrote. “Unbeknownst to me, paparazzi were circling. They took my picture, and the photos were published alongside images of me from another time in my career. ‘Hunk To Chunk.’ ‘Fit To Flab.’ Etc.”
The star said that although seeing the image initially hurt him, he has managed to transform it into a source of pride.
“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,” he wrote. “My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons. Some within. Some without.
“Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist.”
Miller ended his post with links to helpful websites for others who are struggling with depression or are suicidal.
“If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Reach out. Text. Send an email. Pick up the phone. Someone cares. They’re waiting to hear from you.”