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Jonathan Rhys Meyers hospitalized: Report


The U.K. tabloid the Sun is reporting that the “Bend it Like Beckham” actor ingested pills which led paramedics to be called to his home. The actor initially refused treatment, according to the report. The paper said Rhys Meyers exited a hospital early Wednesday and had “no comment.”

The Sun is characterizing the reported hospitalization as a suicide attempt, but this has not been verified by an official source. A source told the Hollywood Reporter, “It was not a suicide attempt. He did relapse and was hospitalized briefly for that, but was released.” We have reached out to Rhys Meyers’ publicist and will update if information becomes available.

“We can confirm we were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address in NW8 to report to a man refusing treatment,” a Scotland Yard spokesman told People. “Police attended, and the man was taken by ambulance to a central London hospital. That was the end of our involvement.”

Rhys Meyers has publicly struggled with alcohol addiction. He entered rehab for the first time in 2007, was arrested in 2009 after allegedly punching a waiter at a Paris airport while drunk and reportedly entered rehab again in May 2010.


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