'Tudors' Star Jonathan Rhys Meyers Hospitalized But Did NOT Attempt Suicide! Update!

Thu, June 30, 2011 10:00am EDT by 1 Comment

The troubled actor was rushed to the hospital after paramedics found him unconscious in his London home. Original reports suggested that he tried to commit suicide, but an insider says it’s not true.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, known for his portrayal of the womanizing, power-hungry King Henry VIII in Showtime’s The Tudors, was found collapsed on the floor after paramedics rushed to his home on Tuesday night.  After 30 minutes of attempting to treat the out of sorts actor, police responded to the scene and took him to the hospital. 

The Sun reports that the 33-year-old star had initially refused treatment from paramedics, which is when authorities were called and forcibly brought Jonathan to the hospital.   Thankfully, he was discharged early yesterday morning with no new information surrounding his current status.

According to Us Weekly, Jonathan did not try to commit suicide. “It was not a suicide attempt. He did relapse and was hospitalized for that, but was released,” an insider revealed.

Like his character Henry VIII, the former Hugo Boss model has been having trouble battling his personal demons lately.  Earlier this month, it was reported that Jonathan was admitted into a South African rehab center — his fifth stint — after having uncontrollable shakes due to alcohol abuse.

Jonathan — who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in the 2005 CBS miniseries Elvis — has been out of the spotlight since the 2010 finale of The Tudors.  Since then, he has starred in From Paris with Love aside John Travolta and the supernatural thriller Shelter with Julianne Moore.

— Michael Emer