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Michael Barrymore attempted suicide: Comedian admits he tried to kill himself by overdosing on pills

By Mirror | June 9th 2014


London,UK:The 62-year-old said the last time he tried to kill himself was four years ago, but insists he's "a good boy now"

Michael Barrymore has admitted he tried to kill himself by overdosing on pills.

The comedian, 62, said the last time was four years ago and he had been rushed to hospital.

He said: “I’ve been taken off to the hospital a couple of times. Pills too many pills, just chuck a load in my mouth… I bought them from the chemist. I think that was a cry for help.”

Asked by Jeremy Kyle on a celebrity version of the chat show when he last tried to end it, he added: “Four years ago. I’m a good boy now....I’m obviously not successful at it because I’m here.”

Michael said he often thought about his own life - and the point of it.

“I tell you what I did learn… When you’re in the depths and the throws of your depression and your addiction, I end up in the corner of the room staring at the wall and it doesn’t matter how big the house is or how small the flat is, you end up in exactly the same spot [thinking] what’s the point [of life]?”



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