10 Celebs You’d Never Guess Attempted Suicide

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Sad as it is, sometimes a lifetime of fame, wealth and success can’t save us from our demons. Often the most successful people are the most unbalanced, even if they put on a happy face for the cameras. Here are a few celebrities who attempted suicide and (fortunately) failed.

1. Stephen Fry

British national treasure Stephen Fry defines the term “multi-talented”.

A noted author, actor, comedian, journalist, playwright, filmmaker, and public speaker, Stephen Fry transformed himself from troubled youth to pop culture icon with trademark wit and self-deprecating humor.

He’s a major gay rights advocate and an early promoter of England’s tech boom, making him an invaluable cultural voice in countless fields.

He’s also battled manic depression and severe bipolar disorder his entire life, a battle he nearly lost as recently as 2012.

In an interview, Fry claimed he downed copious amounts of vodka and pills while filming a movie abroad. The film, entitled “Stephen Fry – Out There”, depicted Fry confronting several anti-gay activists in Russia.

The film took an emotional toll on the frequently unstable man, who had to be flown back to the UK to be “looked after”. Fans were devastated upon hearing this news and there was a worldwide outpouring of support, which Fry accepted with jovial humility and grace.

This was not the first time Fry had attempted suicide however. As a youth he was jailed once for credit card theft and he frequently struggled with substance abuse issues as well as his identity as a gay man. Today, Fry insists he is getting the help he needs. Here’s hoping he continues his improvement.

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