todd bridges

*After the Internet swooped in on Todd Bridges for suggesting Robin Williams did a selfish act by committing suicide, the “Diff’rent Strokes” star has issued an apology, insisting the news brought back bad memories of his best friend’s suicide.

Bridges tweeted that Williams, who took his own life following a long battle with depression, committed a “very selfish act,” adding, “You’re not thinking about your family your friends or your fans… Rest in peace Robin Williams I hope you found what you were looking for… I don’t care if you guys don’t like what I have to say but it’s the truth america’s not doing enough to help people with depression.”

The tweets were later deleted and he went on to issue an apology, writing, “I would like to apologize for the terrible timing of [my] comments that I made in reference to the untimely death of Robin Williams… My best friend committed suicide a few months ago, and I was devastated to discover that he did not solicit my help… I am sure that my attitude toward Williams’ death was a delayed reaction of my best friend’s death… Again, I apologize for my negative comment, and I ask forgiveness for any pain that I have caused.”