Most Helpful Guy
No, you're not a fool. He's feeling very depressed likely over this so the LAST thing he wants to do is talk to anyone about it (hence the text rather than by phone or in person). From a guys stand point, feel grateful he shared it with you at all because a lot of guys would (or at least be very tempted) not to tell anyone and just keep it to themselves other than immediately family. This is where most guys and girls differ greatly, women want to talk to others and get support, guys will withdraw usually and keep it to themselves.