Marilyn Manson's estranged wife sought help for the shock rocker as he spiralled into a drug-fuelled depression - in a desperate attempt to save their marriage.
Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, who filed for divorce from Manson at Christmas (Dec06) claims life with the rocker had become tough as he started to hang out with people who allowed him to revel in his hedonism.
She says, "He's been very vocal about his depression and drug use... I tried to get him help and he chose not to change his lifestyle and not to get better."
Manson, who is now dating teenage actress Evan Rachel Wood, recently blasted his ex for trying to change him and "become more adult, more responsible," but Von Teese insists she only wanted what was best for her husband.
She adds, "I think he decided to surround himself with people who want to live that lifestyle as well."