Daniel von Bargen, 61, who played Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld and Commandant Spangler on Malcolm in the Middle, was hospitalized earlier this week after a failed suicide attempt at his apartment in Montgomery, Ohio.

Von Bargen, a diabetic who was reportedly scheduled to have two of his toes amputated due to the illness, shot himself in the temple in an attempt to avoid the surgery, reports ABC News. After his attempted suicide, he was still conscious to call 911 for himself. "I shot myself in the head and, uh, I need help," von Bargen told the dispatcher on the emergency call.

Police Sgt. Greg Vondenbenken arrived at the actor's apartment just five minutes later, and described von Bargen as "seriously injured." The actor, who has also appeared in Silence of the Lambs, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and The West Wing, was rushed to Bethesda North Hospital, where his condition has been labeled as critical, according to People.

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