In order to donate his heart to his twin brother, who is in critical condition, Ashton Kutcher almost killed himself
In a recent interview, Ashton Kutcher acknowledged that when he learned that his brother Michael had an enlarged heart that endangered his life, he thought about jumping from a balcony.
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On Paramount's The Checkup, the actor admitted to Michael and Dr. David Agus that when his brother, who has cerebral palsy, fell ill in eighth grade, he thought about jumping off a balcony to save his life.
Michael was given four weeks to live if he didn't get a heart transplant after doctors discovered he had an enlarged heart. However, when he crashed and got worse, the four weeks became 48 hours.
In the interview, which can be seen in the video above, Ashton sobbed, "I was at my friend's house and all of a sudden my dad picks me up and is like, "You're going to go see your brother."
They wanted me to see him because they didn't know where this was going, you realize after the fact. I enter the ...
...room and exclaim, "Whoa! Everything's not OK," and he collapses. They then grab me and drag me out of the room.
I'm telling myself, "If anyone's a match, I'm a match," the man continued.
Dr. Agus later confirmed that Ashton had actually said, "Take my heart," to his parents and meant to give it to his brother.
He had helped his brother with his cerebral palsy and some social issues at school, but now he is faced with a problem that he is unable to resolve for the person he loves most in the world, his brother.
After two years, he finally experienced a blood clot, necessitating heart surgery.
The shift most likely occurred at that precise moment, according to Ashton, who was standing on the balcony and shouting, "I'm a match."
At one point during all of this, Mike came to visit and stay. He looked at me and said, "Every time you feel sorry for me, you make me less. This is the only ...
...life I've ever known, so stop feeling sorry for the only thing I have." I had just moved to New York and was beginning to make some progress in my career.
After that, there was a significant shift that brought us, in my opinion, back to where we were before, which is once more being treated equally.
Michael was initially "angry" when Ashton first made his cerebral palsy diagnosis public in a 2003 interview, but he later came to see it as a "favor" that allowed him to live his authentic life.
Michael claimed in 2021 that "Ashton" did him the biggest favor of all time by letting him be himself.