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Jonathan Rhys Meyers -- Reported Suicide Attempt

6/30/2011 6:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Bend It Like Beckham" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was hospitalized in London Tuesday night after reportedly attempting to commit suicide by overdosing on pills in his mansion.


According to U.K. paper The Sun, paramedics found 33-year-old Meyers "slumped on the floor" ... but he refused treatment for 30 minutes before cops arrived and convinced the actor to go to the hospital.

Officials confirm that officers were dispatched to Meyers' home -- but would NOT say if Meyers was trying to take his own life.

Meyers -- who has been in and out of rehab FIVE times -- was released from the hospital early Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: A source close to Meyers tells TMZ, the actor was NOT trying to kill himself, but had fallen off the wagon.


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So sad. He is a brilliant actor, loved him as King Henry in the Tudors. Have seen him in other movies, and he is good. Could be a leading actor if he'd get clean and stay that way. Recovery is hard, it's a day by day, life long endeavor. So, when you fall off the wagon, you just climb right back up in the drivers seat and start over.
Ná géill, Coinnigh do dhóchas i gcónaí
Never surrender, and always maintain your hope.

1178 days ago


John, there are many people out there that love you. Please don't do this to yourself. Your life is important and alcohol and drugs are not going to help your career or your self esteem. You are better than that. Please be strong and get away from that sort of life. Someone who understands some of what your going thru.

1178 days ago


Shame to waste all that game on suicide. You still got it man...get therapy and into AA. You still got life by the balls and just don't know it through all the booze.

1178 days ago

Fallopia Lopez    

Mansion? He'd better take pictures of it for posterity - I think there's an overpass and a dirty sleeping bag in his future.

1178 days ago


Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe; Get up off your butt, get over yourself and get back into rehab or AA/NA meetings!

1178 days ago

Chuck P    

Oh my life is SOOO depressing and horrible! I'm young, good looking, get paid far too much money to work as an actor, and everyone loves me. I must turn to drugs to feel better about myself, and while I am at it, I think I might try a fake suicide attempt for more attention! Poor me.

Man-up you British girly man.

1178 days ago


"attempting to commit suicide by overdosing on pills in his mansion"

Why haven't people started using tried to "Pull a Ledger?" I coined that phrase, and it hasn't caught on =(

If he succeeded, I would hope someone would have the intelligence to grab a permanent marker and write "Ritch Pri*k" all over his face before calling the cops.

1178 days ago


As you can tell, I am a fan, and although I do not drink, I understand all too well the ravages of addiction to alcohol. My grand dad died from alcoholism, my mother had it, my sister, uncles etc. Horrible disease, and hell to battle with.
When you stop to think that this man has been acting since he was a teenager, and he's been doing it continuously, year after year, winning awards, the fame etc. That's a lot for a young man to deal with. Some of us Irish deal with lionn dubh, so instead of attacking this young man, have compassion and pray for him.

1178 days ago


For those of you being nasty, are you working right now? Have you steadily held down a career for the past 15 years of your 34 year old life? Are you gifted in the arts? Despite his disease of alcoholism (Lord! the man was raised Cork, home to several breweries)this young man has probably done more in his short life than most of you on here have done in your whole lives! Trolls and Ghouls, that's what ya are. Have some compassion instead of jealousy.

1178 days ago


I wish him nothing but the best. He really is an amazing and talented actor. I hope that he can find the inner peace that he needs to get well. Despite what some of these callous people are saying on this message board, some of us actually care. Get better.

1178 days ago

darcy hill    

That's really too bad. He's a very talented actor. Loved him in August Rush. I hope he gets the help he needs. Prayers to him and his family.

1178 days ago

sasha smith    

jonathan please babe get some help if you need me im right here i said to you dont do anything stupid now look your trying to kill yourself what do i need to do to get you to come home im your family and your trying to do foolish stuff get yourself back to rehab i only saw you threedays ago please babe rehab is your only choice me mum dad charm chad and natalie dormer nad henry cavill ask you to check yourself back to rehab pronto all our love henry sasha natalie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

1178 days ago


My immediate reaction to the news is: "NOOOOO!" Then I thought "Broken Heart...." We've all been there. That place where pain overtakes any and everything. That place that makes you call in sick to work because you cannot eat, think, sleep... I believe he is a good soul with a good heart - Beautiful. He is fighting the good fight. It's not just a battle of booze, it is a battle of the mind. Scars can never be erased, but we can overcome them. My heart goes out, and I pray for him in this difficult time.

1177 days ago


Wow, I guess it's so hard being rich, good looking, and famous.

1177 days ago


SELFISH BRAT DRAM QUEEN! Why don't you save the rainforest or stop the exploitation of workers or help the poor in India and other countries? Why don't you stop China from destroying the environment? No you just take pills in your mansion like all these rich self absorbed pricks. Reality is too tough.

1177 days ago
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