According to Fleischman, who uses a wheelchair, he decided to pursue the option because he can no longer do “anything for [himself]” and it is the “easiest way out”.
“I can’t walk, my speech is f**ked up and I can’t do anything for myself,” Fleischman told the outlet. “My wife helps me get into bed and I can’t dress or put on my shoes. I am taking a gentle way out. It is the easiest way out for me.”
The club owner told the outlet that he has been suffering from an undiagnosed medical issue since 2016, when his leg began dragging, but that neurologists have not been able to identify the cause of the condition.
In regards to his decision to pursue legal suicide, Fleischman said it is a choice that he has been considering for at least two years, and one that he came to “slowly”.
“I came to the decision slowly,” he said. “Two years ago, I decided that it wasn’t worth living.”
According to Fleischman, at the time, he attempted suicide himself, but emergency room doctors were able to revive him.