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Lad Bible apologises to Wentworth Miller for poking fun at his weight as Prison Break star reveals depression

Wentworth Miller Credit: Reuters

The Lad Bible has apologised to Wentworth Miller for an internet meme poking fun at his weight gain.

The Prison Break star wrote an candid reply to the meme revealing how he had turned to food when he had been battling depression.

The website, aimed at young men, had posted contrasting pictures of the British-born actor with the caption "when you break out of prison and find out about McDonalds monopoly".

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Miller described how he had been the subject of jokes before but that this one "stands out from the rest".

He posted: "First and foremost, I was suicidal. This is a subject I've since written about, spoken about, shared about.

"But at the time I suffered in silence. As so many do.

"The extent of my struggle known to very, very few."

Lad Bible deleted the internet meme and posted an apology on their website saying they got it "very, very wrong".

We want to say we've got this very, very wrong. Mental health is no joke or laughing matter. We certainly didn't want to cause you pain by reminding you of such a low point in your life.

– Lad Bible
Miller said 2010 was the Credit: Reuters

Miller says in 2010 he was keeping a low profile and was “semi-retired from acting”.

He said he had turned to food to cope with his depression, from which he has been prone to since childhood.

He recalled paparazzi photographing him while on a hike which apparently then led to various media headlines such as “hunk to chunk” and “fit to flab”.

In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything. Drugs. Alcohol. Sex.

But eating became the one thing I could look forward to. Count on to get me through. There were stretches when the highlight of my week was a favorite meal and a new episode of TOP CHEF. Sometimes that was enough. Had to be.

– Miller

The 43-year-old has previously spoken openly about his history of depression.

The LAD Bible - which has over 11 million likes on Facebook - deleted the original post and also responded to Miller's status with a statement on their Facebook page addressing the actor directly.

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