July 31 (UPI) -- Eric Dane says he's "feeling great" after seeking treatment for depression.
The 44-year-old actor opened up on Monday's episode of Today after taking time off from the TNT series The Last Ship in the spring to focus on his mental health.
"I was dealing with some depression," he confirmed. "I felt very conflicted about it because I didn't really feel like I had anything to be depressed about. Now I take a medication called Pristiq ... and the depression's gone. I'm doing okay."
Dane said his experience was "a scary thing" where he struggled to even "get out of bed." He advised other people struggling with depression to address their issues head-on.
"You've got to listen to your body," the star said. "It's a very serious thing. Like I said, I felt very conflicted because I couldn't figure out what I was depressed about. But it's very real."
"I mean, I'd dealt with depression throughout my life, but it was always manageable. I just felt like, you know, everybody kind of feels a little blue. But this just hit me like a truck," he confessed. "I had to take some time off -- I went away, I took care of it, and I'm feeling great."
Dane's rep had announced the actor's hiatus in April.
"Eric asked for a break to deal with personal issues," the rep said in a statement to People. "He sufers from depression and had asked for a few weeks of downtime and the producers kindly granted that request."
Dane plays Captain Tom Chandler on The Last Ship, which will premiere a fourth season Aug. 20. He previously portrayed Dr. Mark Sloan on Grey's Anatomy and Jason Dean on Charmed.