Posted by: Jae-Ha Kim
Tags: "General Hospital", "Jessie's Girl", "Late, Australia, Barbara Porter, depression, England, Kenya, Late at Night", memoir, Rick Springfield, Rye, Santa Monica, suicide attempt, Sydney, womanizing
In his recently published memoir “Late, Late at Night” ($26, Touchstone), musician-actor Rick Springfield, 61, reveals a dark side that few fans knew about. He tried to commit suicide when he was 17, cheated multiple times on his wife of 26 years and underwent plastic surgery at the ripe old age of 23 in an attempt to look even more youthful than he already did. Springfield, who wrote the book without a co-author or a ghostwriter, exhibits a humorous and poignant touch as he examines the ebbs and flows of his career.