Stephen Fry contemplated suicide in '90s
Comedian Stephen Fry has revealed he considered suicide in 1995 after the pressure of his career became too much for him to handle and he fled to Belgium
Los Angeles: Comedian Stephen Fry has revealed he considered suicide in 1995 after the pressure of his career became too much for him to handle and he fled to Belgium.
The 58-year-old entertainer sparked concerns for his mental health in 1995 after he vanished three days into the run of his West End production of "Cell Mates" at the Albery Theatre in London, but he has now admitted if he had not have gone awol for that short period then he would have killed himself, reported Female First.
The television host, who ran off to Belgium, recalled the ordeal in his forthcoming documentary "Stephen Fry: A Life on Screen".
"My luck began to fizzle out. I just couldn't take being in the play, or being in London. I saw rows of newspaper headlines, 'Fears for Fry' type thing. And I stared at it in complete disbelief. They all are worried that I've committed suicide. That's the awful thing.
"I can't believe I worried people so much. When you feel you can't go on, it's not just a phase, it is a reality. And I would have killed myself if I didn't have the option of disappearing," he said.
That is not the first time Fry, who has Bipolar disorder, has considered ending his life as he also attempted it in 2012 when he took a mixture of pills while filming his documentary "Stephen Fry - Out There" abroad.