Seinfeld Actor Seriously Injured in Suicide Attempt

Daniel von Bargen improving after shot in head
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 22, 2012 11:51 PM CST
Updated Feb 23, 2012 1:41 AM CST
Daniel von Bargen, who played Mr. Kruger in 'Seinfeld,' is clinging to life in an Ohio hospital after shooting himself in the head in a failed suicide attempt.   (CalizoeHD)

(Newser) Seinfeld's Mr. Kruger, Daniel von Bargen, was seriously injured after shooting himself in the head in a botched suicide attempt, officials said. The shooting occurred shortly before von Bargen, who suffers from diabetes, was to go to a local Ohio hospital to have two toes amputated because of his illness, reports ABC News. Von Bargen called for an ambulance himself after he survived the shot. "I shot myself in the head and, uhh, I need help," he said. When he was asked by the dispatcher if the shooting was accidental, von Bargen responded: "No, I was supposed to go to the hospital today, didn’t want to. Well, I shot myself." Von Bargen is expected to survive, said police. (Read more Daniel von Bargen stories.)

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