Jared Padalecki Thanks Comic-Con Fans for Shining a Light on Depression
Jared Padalecki flashes a peace sign while arriving at the airport following his Comic-Con trip on Sunday (July 12) in Vancouver, Canada.
The 32-year-old actor was joined by co-star Jensen Ackles to head back to the set of Supernatural.
At the end of the Comic-Con panel that day, fans in the audience held up candles in support of Jared‘s Always Keep Fighting campaign. He has opened up in the past about his own battles with depression.
“To anybody and everybody that had ANY part whatsoever in the Always Keep Fighting Hall H tea light event. As I travel back to Vancouver from San Diego Comic-Con, with my partners in crime Jensen Ackles and Mark Sheppard, the enormity of what happened is finally starting to sink in….” Jared wrote on Facebook that night. “I am beyond moved. I feel so blessed, and grateful, and honored to be a part of the magical Supernatural Family.”
Click inside to read the rest of Jared Padalecki’s thank you note to fans…
Sitting on that stage in Hall H, I initially mistook all of the lights for cell phone cameras. It’s difficult to discern specific shapes and faces with all of those stage lights shining on you (and, it’s quite intimidating up there, sitting in front of 6,500 people!!). Then, when I had a light given to me with an explanation of what it was and what it stood for, I was (and am still) gob-smacked.
From the very bottom of my heart and my soul, thank you so much.
I will never forget this day. I will never forget the love that I felt, and still feel.
And, to everybody who held a light for me, please know that I hold my light for you.
Though I happened to be the one sitting on stage, I am but one small light in a see of thousands. TOGETHER, we can and will make a difference!
Keep letting your light shine. I will do the same.
And, keep fighting.
Always Keep Fighting.