Sarah Hyland had suicidal thoughts during health battle

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland

It has not been an easy road for Sarah Hyland.

On Friday's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", Hyland opens up about just how bad things got for her at one point, noting she had real suicidal thoughts following a series of surgeries.

"At the time, I was 26, and after 26, 27 years of always being sick and being in chronic pain every single day and you don't know when you're going to have the next good day, it's really, really hard", she added. "I would write letters in my head to loved ones of why I did it and my reasoning behind it, how it was nobody's fault". And I didn't want to write it down on paper because I didn't want anyone to find it. ... "I didn't take it super serious because he lived in Nashville", Hyland explained.

Though she was "very, very, very close" to taking action, Hyland ultimately pulled herself out of her depression after voicing her thoughts to a friend.

"I finally said it out loud to someone and that someone-I'd been saying, 'I need to go to see a therapist".

"I was very, very, very close", she told Ellen DeGeneres about considering death by suicide.

Sarah Hyland's health battle became so bleak that she thought about ending her life.

"Just saying it out loud helped immensely because I kept it to myself for months and months at a time", she continued. "I didn't want anybody to know that I was that close, because if they knew they would try to persuade me".

She recently revealed: "I'm doing really really well. You can just talk to me.' And when I said it out loud, they were like, 'Oh, you need to see a therapist'". "But I think talking to someone and saying it out loud really, really makes it sound nearly ridiculous and it puts it into perspective".

A major part of her support system these days is Hyland's boyfriend, Wells Adams.

The actress originally underwent a kidney transplant after her father donated his organ to her in 2012, but after her body began to reject it, she had a second operation in May 2017, when her younger brother Ian was found to be a match. At the time, she had been talking to the "Bachelor in Paradise" star, and told him he had to come out to Los Angeles or their romance would never happen. She was overwhelmed by the gesture - until she learned months into their relationship he had to be in L.A. anyway for a work-related reason. "It was just a convenience".

The Modern Family star had shared similar statements in her interview with SELF magazine in which she first revealed her medical history.

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