The Tudors star has reportedly tried to commit suicide and was rushed to the hospital with the help of the police and the paramedics on Tuesday. The actor has not admitted he wanted to take his own life, but according to the police he had refused the paramedics’ treatment.
This may come as a shock for the fans and anyone who knew him as a “lovely guy” as one of his neighbors called him. But if we remember that he was in rehab five times by now for alcohol abuse, we may better understand the circumstances of the event. The “August Rush” actor has been assisted by paramedics for about 30 minutes, refusing the receive treatment after ingesting a great amount of pills. The ambulance arrived at his home in Maida Vale, in north London, but could not convince him to get in the ambulance. The paramedics called the police and with their help, Meyers was rushed to the hospital to receive urgent treatment.
“This is very sad. It was the opinion of those present that he tried to take his life” said a witness. “I saw the ambulance arriving and was worried to death,” said another. “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” a worried neighbor confessed.
The 33-year-old actor is believed to have ingested unspecified pills in great amount. Several hours later he was released from the hospital. Surrounded by reporters asking him about the attempted suicide speculation, Meyers only said “no comment” several times.
The police officers confirmed to the press that the y were indeed called by the London Ambulance Service at the actor’s because of “a man refusing treatment” said an official and continued “The man was rushed to the hospital”.
Among other troubles in his life, the actor is rumored to have split from his girlfriend, Reena Hammer, in late 2010, after a long relationship.