Stephen Fry is ready to open up.
In a recent revealing interview for Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre podcast, the British character actor and comedian, who has spoken about his struggles with bipolar disorder, revealed that he attempted suicide in 2012.
"I took a huge number of pills and a huge [amount] of vodka," he said. Fry also revealed that this isn't the first time he has attempted to take his own life and that he is "not always happy."
Fry, the former comic partner of Hugh Laurie in the sketch series A Bit of Fry and Laurie, serves as the president of the mental health charity, Mind, and he spoke about the disorder and how if greatly affects his daily life.
"I am the victim of my own moods, more than most people are perhaps, in as much as I have a condition which requires me to take medication so that I don't get either too hyper or too depressed to the point of suicide," he explained.
He added that the incident took place in a hotel room and said that the potent combination of pills and alcohol "made my body convulse so much that I broke four ribs."
Fry later took to Twitter saying, "Thank you all for your concern. As Pres of @mindcharity I could only tell truth if asked directly. Now fine. On good meds. Love to you all x"
If you or someone you know needs help, please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Call us 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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