Actor Daniel von Bargen, who played Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld, survived a suicide attempt Monday morning at his Cincinnati apartment and is currently in critical condition at an Ohio hospital. In a 911 call obtained by TMZ, von Bargen calmly says he shot himself in the head because he did not want to go in for an appointment to get several toes amputated.
“I was supposed to go to the hospital and I didn’t want to,” he tells the 911 operator. “They were supposed to amputate at least a few toes.”
“My gun is lying next to me on the bed. It is a .38 colt. I can't open my eyes,” he says, adding that he shot in his temple above his eyes.
At the end of the call officers at the scene and can be heard yelling at von Bargen, 61, to keep his hands up.
In addition to Seinfeld, Von Bargen’s credits include Super Troopers, Basic Instinct, and O Brother, Where Art Thou.