Murray 'Devastated' by Divorce

Actor was 'just dead, just broken' since May
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Oct 8, 2008 12:01 PM CDT
Bill Murray attends an after party for his new film "City of Ember," held at Longhorn Caverns in Burnet, Texas on Friday, Sept. 25, 2008.   (AP Photo/Fox Walden, Jack Plunkett)
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(Newser) – His divorce from his wife of 11 years and her accusations of abuse and addiction “were devastating…the worst thing that ever happened to me in my entire life," says Bill Murray.
"I was just dead, just broken," a teary Murray told the AP of the months following the June settlement, which gave custody of the couple’s four kids to their mother.

"When you're really in love with someone and this happens,” he continued. “It's like your faith in people is destroyed because the person you trusted the most you can no longer trust at all. The person you know isn't there anymore." But it has given the actor, who had dabbled with the idea of retirement, a new sense of purpose. "I've just come out of a sort of doldrums and I feel like I want to go. I want to work."