Monday 26 February 2018

TV's Walliams admits to multiple suicide attempts

Writing in his autobiography, 'Camp David', he revealed that first time he tried to hang himself was after he was bullied during a Sea Scouts camp.
Writing in his autobiography, 'Camp David', he revealed that first time he tried to hang himself was after he was bullied during a Sea Scouts camp.

TV entertainer David Walliams has revealed that he has tried to kill himself several times during his life-long battle with depression.

The 'Little Britain' star said he made the first attempt when he was 12.

Writing in his autobiography, 'Camp David', he revealed that first time he tried to hang himself was after he was bullied during a Sea Scouts camp.

He took an overdose when he was 19 and tried to hang himself again in 2003.

In the same year he also used a kitchen knife to cut his throat and wrists in another attempt at ending his life.

In a diary entry made at the time he wrote: "Earlier I had come close to stepping in front of a train. I am in total despair."

His book also reveals he spent time in The Priory being treated for his depression.

Irish Independent

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