The recent news about the Tudors star are bad, bad, bad. Early suppositions about the state he was in a few days ago, when the ambulance and the police stopped in front of his house, were that he attempted suicide. But a source tells Us Weekly that he was not suicidal, but drunk.
The gorgeous Golden Globe-winning actor was rushed to the hospital on the night of June 28. Initial indications led to the idea of a suicide attempt.
But then a source who is close to the actor said to Us Weekly that the Irish star hadn’t tried to kill himself. He was drinking too much. Meyers has taken up drinking again, apparently and he was found by the ambulance and the police into an alcohol binge. “It was not a suicide attempt. He did relapse and was hospitalized for that, but was released,” the source said.
The ambulance service has arrived to the actor’s home in Maida Vale, in North London and tried to be of assistance for about 30 minutes before calling the police. Meyers refused the paramedics’ help so the London Ambulance Service had to call for backup. There are celebrities that eventually seek help for alcoholics, but many of them don’t give it much thought.
They rushed him to the hospital where he got the urgent care he needed. The officers confirmed to the press that they had an intervention to the 33-yearl-old actor’s home. They stated that they did receive a phone call from the ambulance service because of “a man refusing treatment. The man was rushed to the hospital”.
Several hours later Meyers was released, but had “no comment” about the media speculation regarding his attempted suicide. This idea might have been crossing through hir neighbors’ minds that night, as well: “I saw the ambulance arriving and was worried to death,” said one of them. “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” said another one.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been struggling with his alcohol problems for years. Some speculate that his latest relapse has something to do with him breaking-up with heiress Reena Hammer, after a 7-year-long relationship. The rumors have not been confirmed.