Steve Buscemi Looks Back on 9/11 When He Volunteered In The Search For the Missing: 'It's Still With Me'

Steve Buscemi is looking back on September 11, twenty years later.

The 63-year-old actor, who is currently starring in Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail, was featured on Mark Maron“;s WTF podcast, and recalled stepping up that day and volunteering in the search for the missing, following the attacks in New York City.

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Steve was a firefighter before becoming an actor and went in search of his old company, Engine 55, to help out in any way he could.

“I asked if I could join them. I could tell they were a little suspicious at first, but I worked with them that day,” he said, and while searching, realized one of his good friends was amongst the unaccounted for.

“;I kept calling the firehouse, and of course there was no answer. Because I knew that they would be there [at Ground Zero],” Steve shared. “Then I eventually learned that five of [the members of his firehouse] were missing. One of them was a good friend of mine I used to work with.”;

Years later, Steve says that he hasn’t “experienced any physical health issues” as a result, but does experience other issues, like PTSD.

“;I was only there for like five days, but when I stopped going and tried to just live my life again, it was really, really hard,”; he shared. “;I was depressed. I was anxious. I couldn”;t make a simple decision. All those things.”;

“;It”;s still with me,”; he added. “;There are times when I talk about 9/11 and I”;m right back there. I start to get choked up and I realize, “;Ah, this is still a big part of me.’”;

If you didn’t see, one of Steve‘s new movies is headed to Amazon Prime.

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