Jonathan Rhys Meyers Attempted Suicide

June 30th, 2011 // 37 Comments

“I was merely attempting palaver with the dead. Leave me to my dark arts!”

Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers apparently attempted suicide Tuesday night, according to The Sun:

Paramedics answering a 999 call found him slumped on the floor. But they had to call police after he refused treatment at the scene for more than 30 minutes. A source said: “This is very sad. It was the opinion of those present that he tried to take his life.”
The 33-year-old – who has been battling a drink problem – was finally taken to a hospital near his home in Maida Vale, Central London, on Tuesday night.
He was discharged in the early hours yesterday. Asked later how he was, red-eyed Meyers told The Sun: “No comment.”

Wait. Do the British just let people out of the hospital mere hours after they attempt suicide? Because they’re either light years ahead of us in therapy or adopted our intrepid spirit of not giving a shit.

DOCTOR: Right, so we’re not goin’ try this again, are we?
JONATHAN: Bob’s your uncle.
DOCTOR: Brilliant. Now be a good chap and try not to swallow any pills. Off to the pub with ya. Spit spot!

Photo: Getty

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  1. kcarroll26

    No clue who this dude is.

  2. Annie

    Fuck you Fish!! The Tudors is god’s gift to us history nerds.

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    Annie
    Commented on this photo:

    It’s hard for me to find this man attractive…..because he looks just like my brother…

  4. Deacon Jones

    That’s a shame.

    I’ll have to tell my girlfriend, who has a huge crush on him.

  5. Dan

    “Wait. Do the British just let people out of the hospital mere hours after they attempt suicide?”

    Hooray for “free” health care!

    • Typo

      Are you suggesting a system where he has to pay to stay in the hospital would have been more effective at keeping him there?

      • James Felix

        I won’t suggest it, I’ll say it outright. Yes, it would have been. That’s why people from Europe and Canada come to the US seeking care instead of vice-versa. Though that’ll most likely come to an end once we get our own “free” care here.

    • S'up Bitches!

      Hey asshole. What about my Dad, who spends 750.oo per mnth SUPPLEMENTAL to his medicare who recently had to wait 7 hrs for treatment at a local emergency room. Yeah, the private health care system is so great.

      Idiot.

      • Typo

        “I won’t suggest it, I’ll say it outright. Yes, it would have been. That’s why people from Europe and Canada come to the US seeking care instead of vice-versa. ”

        Care to explain exactly how they would have kept him there? It’s pretty difficult to get an independant adult who isn’t a danger to others sectioned for one suicide attempt if they appear to have regained control of themselves, particularly a celebrity with expensive lawyers. The law in the U.K or the U.S doesn’t just let doctors keep people against their will with impunity, you have to be acting consistently crazy.

        As for your second comment, stop watching fox news. There are private hospitals in Europe and Canada as well, why would people be flocking to the U.S. for treatment even if they wanted to pay. The only times I’ve ever heard of people leaving the country for treatment is some experimental/trial therapy that isn’t available anywhere else.

    • GG1000

      James, actually Americans go to Canada to get healthcare and prescriptions they can afford. And Europeans don’t come here for healthcare – the systems there are better than ours, why would they? What drivel have you been watching?

      In England, as well as here, you have to put someone on a psychiatric hold to keep them against there will. If there was doubt that Meyers attempted suicide and he demanded to be released, they had to let him go.

  6. IreneWienne

    Gawd, that mas is so way too hot to leave too soon! Just sayin.

  7. I’ve seen his acting…and maybe he just did as well.

  8. lilo fug

    i hope he gets well. brilliant people often have reoccurring suicidal thoughts. he’s such a good actor.

  9. cc

    Well, if he sat down and watched Match Point, it would seem like a very natural thing to do.

  10. My Left Nut

    Very funny commentary Fish.

    A nod’s as good as wink to a blind man, nudge, nudge.

  11. Venom

    Seriously, who?

  12. JS4L

    attention whore

  13. Hugh Jazz

    He was great in that movie I saw him in, where he played someone other than himself. Truly gifted.

  14. JP

    I agree w Annie!!

  15. Catherine

    He’s not British. He’s very much Irish. And the Irish certainly do not have ‘palaver’ in there regular vernacular.

  16. anonym

    good for him.

    he’s a nobody. He also looks gay. Is he gay ?

  17. See Alice

    Whats with the attempted B.S. Wuss

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    Double D
    Commented on this photo:

    Being rich and good looking… so much damn pressure! The humanity! Oh, the humanity!

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    Double D
    Commented on this photo:

    pussy

  20. browny

    He is gorgeous. Of course he’s Irish. His eyes are just beautiful and he has that whole bad boy thing going on. He’s the tortured type. I would climb him, climb him, climb him. Do men like this exist in the non celluloid world???

    *sigh

  21. sally

    I absolutely love Jonathon!!

  22. Matt

    The UK has the worst healhcare system, if ur poor u can’t get shit for help there. If you’re rich you still have to seek help but you can get it tho. I’ve been over visiting a friend and he had like back pain and had to go to a hospital, watit 4 hours and at the end just got some pain killers, I was like wtf man,… been to Germany too and it’s like day and night, actually felt like britain wasn’t European at all when it comes to this topic.

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