Former child star Gary Coleman talks to the Insider about his two failed suicide attempts. He also speaks candidly about his health problems and financial troubles. We knew Gary Coleman was having problems with his marriage to Shannon Price when he headed to divorce court.
He rants about his struggles with money, lifelong health problems and kidney dialysis, his 1999 bankruptcy and even his two suicide attempts. Especially quotable: "Suicide is not just a celebrity disease." source
Gary tells the Insider that it was his wife who decided to sell his pants on ebay not due to a lack of cash but because the pants had become too big. We don't think Gary believes that story because it doesn't sound true. We hope that things work out for Gary Coleman.
Watch Former Child Star Gary Coleman on Different Strokes.
Are Gary Coleman's pants the new Virgin Mary grilled-cheese sandwich? No. They are bigger.
Bidding on eBay reached $400,000 on Thursday for a pair of navy blue, size 12XL-Regular Gap Kids sweatpants signed by the former child star.
"This is really high," eBay spokeswoman Karen Bard agreed.
And it could get higher still. The auction wasn't set to close until later Thursday.
To say memorabilia dealer Brian Chanes was in disbelief wouldn't properly convey his utter and absolute skepticism.
"If someone pays $400,000," said Chanes, who handles client relations for the Southern California-based Profiles in History, "I would eat my hat." source