Jonathan Rhys Meyers Hospitalized in London

Paramedics responding to emergency call at Tudors star's home find him slumped on the floor; Rhys Meyers reportedly downed pills, according to the Sun

By Marianne Garvey Jun 30, 2011 4:31 PMTags
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers was rushed to a London hospital Tuesday after he was found slumped on the floor of his home.

Paramedics responded to an emergency call at the Tudors star's pad claiming the actor needed help, but he reportedly refused treatment for more than 30 minutes and police were called in to escort him to the hospital, Scotland Yard confirms to E! News.

Meyers, who has battled drinking problems in the past, was believed to have downed pills, reports The Sun, although a source close to the star tells us it was "not a suicide attempt."

The 33-year-old thesp was released Wednesday morning from a Central London hospital, and had "no comment" when the Sun inquired about his well-being.

A source told the U.K. paper that the possible pill overdose was "very sad" and that those close to him were questioning whether the actor had tried to take his own life.

But a source close to the star said that although the actor relapsed (it was not immediately clear if that meant alcohol or drugs) he was not attempting suicide. 

"It was not a suicide attempt. He did relapse and was hospitalized briefly for that, but was released," said the source.

Meyers has long had a history with booze-fueled troubles. In 2007, just fresh out of rehab for the second time, the Irish actor was busted for public drunkenness and breach of peace for threatening and abusive conduct against airport workers while waiting for a flight back to London from Dublin. The charges were ultimately dropped.

Two years later the Match Point star was in trouble again at the airport, when he allegedly punched a waiter at a bar in Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport and was charged with "willful violence, outrage, hitting and threatening death."

In 2010, he entered rehab yet again in London for an alcohol addiction after another airport altercation. The actor had been banned from flying United Airlines after a drunken scuffle at JFK airport.