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Jared Padalecki cancels appearances due to personal issues

Actor Jared Padalecki has canceled several upcoming appearances due to personal issues.

The Supernatural star took to Twitter.com to inform fans he would not be appearing at the Jus In Bello Convention in Italy or All Hell Breaks Loose 6 in Australia and asked them for support while he deals with his personal issues.

He writes, "Dear JIBCON and AHBL6. I am in desperate and urgent need of my family. I am so sorry to tell you this but I must head home."

He continues, "I need all of the love I can get right now. Please please give me a few seconds of your time and write me. AlwaysKeepFighting".

Padalecki's messages come two months (Mar15) after he opened up about his past depression battle in an interview for Variety.com, during which he said, "I, in the past, have had my own struggles of not (being) so happy with where I am in life, which is strange and I think it goes to show... Maybe a lot of people don’t know this, but season three (of Supernatural), we were shooting an episode, and I went back to my trailer to get changed and just kind of broke down. A doctor came to set and talked to me for about 30 minutes or 45 minutes and said, 'Jared, I think you're clinically depressed. I think I should write you a note and we can shut down production for five days and then we can take it from there'."

He added, "There's no shame in having to fight every day, but fighting every day, and presumably, if you're still alive to hear these words or read this interview, then you are winning your war. You're here."

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