Guitar great Carlos Santana was saved from suicide seven times after splitting from his wife of 34 years in 2006 - by the voice of Christ.
The deeply religious rock star admits he struggled to get past the grief the failure of his marriage caused - and figured he'd be better dead than alive.
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "There were seven times when suicide was knocking. It got to the point where I really thought that death would be sweeter than the pain.
"But each time I would go light up a candle, and I'm still hearing all this inner stuff, a thousand voices screaming at you, accusing you... but then I would just look at a picture of Jesus and say, 'Help me,' and then, very clearly, inwardly, I would hear this one voice that's softer and louder than all the others, and it would say, 'I'm sitting next to you. Isn't that enough?'
"Once I heard that voice, something would shift, and I'd be able to find joy again in food and breathing."