Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of "The Tudors," was hospitalized this week after a reported suicide attempt. Meyers, who has struggled with an addiction to alcohol was found on Tuesday, June 28th by the paramedics. While the actor has since been released, his fans are certainly worried about his health and well being. We are all hoping he makes it through this trying time in his life.
Meyers is not the only celebrity to have made a suicide attempt. The following is a profile of four celebrities who found themselves at their breaking point and attempted to end their lives.
Eminem's life issues are not a secret from his fans. It is well known that he's had many problems in his relationships, particularly with his mother and ex-wife. Before he released his single "The Real Slim Shady", Eminem attempted to end his life by taking an overdose of Tylenol. He was upset after the demise of his relationship with his wife, Kim and their custody struggles over their daughter.
According to Andrew Morton's biography of Princess Diana, she attempted suicide five different times over the course of her life. Diana herself revealed in an interview that she tried to kill herself by falling down a flight of stairs when she was pregnant with Prince William.
After Halle Berry's divorce from David Justice, she revealed that she attempted to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning from her car. She was severely depressed at the time and felt she needed to take drastic measures to end her pain. She said she only decided against going through with her attempt after she thought about her mother discovering her lifeless body.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor has always been thought to be one of the most beautiful women to grace the screens of Hollywood. Back in the 1960's, she was involved in an adulterous affair with actor relationship with actor Richard Burton. When he called it quits on the relationship, Taylor fell into a deep depression and attempted suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills. After the turbulence of their relationship subsided, Burton and Taylor divorced their respective partners and ended up marrying each other, only to later divorce.
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- Elizabeth Taylor
- Richard Burton
- Halle Berry
- David Justice
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers
- Princess Diana