Film director Michael Winner considered killing himself after contracting a rare virus that almost cost him a leg.
The 72-year-old fell ill after eating a bad oyster while celebrating Christma in Barbados, and then caught the MRSA super-bug while in hospital.
At one point doctor’s contemplated amputating his leg, something Winner refused to contemplate.
“The pain and the terror were so great that if I’d had a gun I would have killed myself. I really would,” he reveals. “I couldn’t have borne losing a leg, and they were defiintely considering amputation. as it is, they removed my achilles tendon, which is why I use a stick.”
He added: “But it’s impossible to get a gun in hospital. You ask for a gun and they give you cornflakes. It’s hard to commit suicide with cornflakes.”
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