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War Machine on attempted suicide: ‘I bitched out way too prematurely’

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War Machine released his first official statement following his attempted suicide several weeks ago.

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Several months following his alleged beating and attempted murder of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, Jon Koppenhaver reportedly attempted suicide when awaiting trial in Las Vegas.

Almost a month after the attempted hanging was revealed, War Machine released his first official statement on Twitter. It was hardly his first since being placed under arrest, as he previously took to twitter to offer up quotes from Nietzsche's ‘Beyond Good and Evil,' as well as his own harrowing verses.

Here is a portion of his detailed tweet titled ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent 2':

Life is a bitch, and do you know what they do to the most depressed/miserable inmates? They locked me up for an entire week, butt naked, in an even deeper, darker hole than the one I was already in: no phone, no mail, no books, no toothbrush, no snacks, nothing! Makes sense right? "How long had you been thinking of suicide? That long, why didn't you tell us?" Yeah, let them know that I'm suicidal so that they can lock me up and treat me like that?! That shit right there would make even the happiest person suicidal, most miserable week of my life.

It was an extremely hard thing to bring myself to do, guard walks by every 30 mins, still unsure as to what brought him up again early, wasn't my time I guess. A few very nice officers came and spoke to me while I was on suicide watch, made me realize a few things, mostly that I called it quits too early. Never in my life have I been a quitter, and I know that my perseverance is the main quality which makes me appealing to fans...and I'll be the first to say that I bitched out way too prematurely. I'm sorry to all of my loved ones and supporters, this ordeal has just been hell on me. Everything was going so well and this shit just blindsided me. I guess I've just been fighting my entire life, and this time I just don't want to, I just want to be happy and relaxed for once...Fuck.

Thank again for all the support, sorry again for letting you down, I promised a few people that I'll stick around for a bit longer, so don't worry about me.

Koppenhaver faces 31 charges and a potential life sentence in prison. The counts include sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping and attempted murder.