Jonathan Rhys Meyers Did Not Attempt Suicide, Says Source

8:29 AM PST 06/30/2011 by Stuart Kemp, Lindsay Powers
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The actor was taken to a hospital near his London home Tuesday, and released Wednesday.

LONDON – Jonathan Rhys Meyers was rushed to the hospital Tuesday.

Despite reports that he attempted suicide, a source close to the actor tells The Hollywood Reporter, "It was not a suicide attempt. He did relapse and was hospitalized briefly for that, but was released."

The former star of The Tudors has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. He most recently entered rehab for alcohol abuse in South Africa in May.

Paramedics were called to his London home at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. The actor -- who was reportedly slumped on the floor -- refused treatment, so the ambulance service called police.

A Scotland Yard spokesman declined to comment any further than, "officers were called by London Ambulance Service following reports of a man refusing treatment. The man was taken to hospital."

He was taken to a hospital nearby and released Wednesday morning.

A rep for Meyers declined comment.

The 33-year-old played King Henry VIII in the Showtime miniseries that ended in 2010.

Irish-born Meyers’ movie roles include turns in Alexander, Match Point, Octane and Bend It Like Beckham.

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