Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was rushed to hospital after a suspected suicide attempt on Tuesday. The actor, who has been in rehab five times for alcohol problems, rejected treatment by paramedics for more than 30 minutes, so they were forced to call the police and he was eventually taken away by ambulance to a facility near his home in Maida Vale, north London.
“This is very sad. It was the opinion of those present that he tried to take his life,” a source said.
His worried neighbours saw the 33-year-old star rushed to hospital. He was believed to have overdosed on unspecified pills. “I saw the ambulance arriving and was worried to death,” an onlooker said. “Jonathan is a lovely guy. You see him all the time in the street. He says hello and is very pleasant. I hope he is fine.”
The actor was discharged from hospital yesterday but didn’t give any comments regarding his attempt to commit suicide.