Evan Rachel Wood checked into psychiatric hospital after suicide attempt

Evan Rachel Wood checked into psychiatric hospital after suicide attempt

Evan Rachel Wood has opened up about attempting suicide nine years ago, revealing she checked into a psychiatric ward after the incident, and says it was the “worst, best thing that ever happened to m


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Evan Rachel Wood checked into a psychiatric hospital nine years ago – after attempting to take her own life.

Evan Rachel Wood

The 31-year-old star has opened up about the harrowing time of her life, admitting it was the “worst, best thing that ever happened to me”, but insists she has “no shame” about the experience.

She said: “I am not a mental health expert, but I can share with you one of my experiences with it.

“When I was 22, I willingly checked myself into a psychiatric hospital, and I have absolutely no shame about it. Looking back, it was the worst, best thing that ever happened to me.

“It was morning; I felt as though I had been hit by a truck. Then with an almost hysterical acceptance, without thinking, I picked up the phone.

“It was one of those moments when you have a choice that goes beyond the initial choice you make by calling out for help: You can not die, or you can come back to life. “Mom?… It’s me… I just tried to kill myself… I need to go to a hospital.”

“When I said I needed to go to a hospital, I did not mean I needed to go for any physical injuries I may or may not have had. I meant a hospital for my state of mind.”

Evan hadn’t “eaten or slept” in three days prior to the incident and felt “like nothing”, but despite nearly dying she felt an “extreme” guilt and responsibility towards others.

The ‘Westworld’ star admitted years of struggling with abuse had led to that moment.

She said: “My mind was not a peaceful place. My mind at the time was filled with scars and shadows and, most importantly, so much shame.

“I was struggling with PTSD and didn’t know it. PTSD is considered a mental illness; it can be caused by a number of things and is not limited to brave service people.

“My PTSD was caused by multiple rapes and a severely abusive relationship that went on for years.

“I had struggled with anxiety and panic attacks during the course of my life, but this was a whole other level of fear.”

Evan “still struggles” with her PTSD and has continued therapy, but the star has weaned herself off medication because she can now “cope on [her] own”.

In an essay for NYLON, she added: “I have continued my therapy. Eventually, I weaned myself off of medication, because I felt like, once I was on my feet, I didn’t like the way it made me feel, or how it made me not feel. It got me where I needed to be, and now I am able to cope on my own. This is not true for everyone, but it is not something to be ashamed of. Everyone is different and needs different things.

“I am not always perfect, I am not always at my best, I still struggle with my PTSD, but I know that I will get through it. I have better tools now to get through what seem like the impossible times, and most importantly, I know my worth.

“There is no economic class, race, sexuality, or gender that is safe from their own mind. We know success doesn’t cure depression, we know that people telling you they love you doesn’t cure depression, we know that just thinking positively doesn’t cure depression. Depression isn’t weakness, it’s a sickness. Sometimes a deadly one.

“And sometimes all people need is to know that they are loved and that others are there for them. They may not take your hand right away, but knowing it’s there could save their life one day.

“Or who knows, you might help save your own.”

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Simon Cowell buys £15m London home

Simon Cowell buys £15m London home

Simon Cowell has splashed out £15 million on a new home in Wimbledon, south west England, after he and partner Lauren Silverman earmarked a swanky school for their son Eric in the area.


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Simon Cowell has forked out £15 million on a new house.

Simon Cowell

The music mogul has splashed the cash on a plush six-bedroom pad in Wimbledon, south west London, after earmarking a swanky school for his and partner Lauren Silverman’s four-year-old son Eric in the area.

A source close to Simon – who is estimated to be worth more than £400 million – said: “It’s a drastic move, spending £15 million on a new house just to ensure your kids go to their chosen school.

“But Simon isn’t short of a few bob and Eric is the most important thing in his life.”

The couple were said to be thinking about sending Eric to school in the US before eventually settling on the UK.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: “He and Lauren sat down and talked about where they wanted him to go to school, and given how much time they spend in England, they decided to be based here in the future more than in the US.”

Simon is said to be planning to offload his Holland Park home, which was once burgled while the unsuspecting pair slept upstairs.

What’s more, he also fell down a flight of stairs in the property in 2017.

Speaking about the incident last year, he said: “I’m OK now. In a way, it was a wake-up call. It wasn’t the end of the world – but a bit embarrassing.

“If I’m honest with you, I was probably over-tired. I feel better this year than I do this time last year.”

The ‘X Factor’ boss admitted shortly afterwards that he feared he had broken his neck following the tumble.

He explained: “I was lying on my back thinking, ‘I hope I haven’t broken my neck.’ But the NHS staff were the most amazing people I’ve ever met, genuinely. Fortunately it was all fine …

“He [Eric] probably would have told me off, and I didn’t want to worry him. He’s only three.”

In 2017, Simon splashed out $25 million on a new seven-bedroom Malibu home on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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James Corden hints at Taylor Swift Carpool Karaoke

James Corden hints at Taylor Swift Carpool Karaoke

James Corden has teased his fans by suggesting that Taylor Swift could be his next guest on ‘Carpool Karaoke’.


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Jame Corden has left Taylor Swift fans guessing over whether she is his next ‘Carpool Karaoke’ guest.

James Corden

The ‘Late Late Show’ host took to Twitter earlier this week to jump on the “and it shows” meme bandwagon whilst cryptically teasing that his next guest on his popular segment – which sees famous faces jump in his Range Rover for a sing-a-long to their songs – on the show is a “Grammy winner”.

He wrote: “some of you have never had to harmonize with a grammy winner while driving and it shows (sic)”

A fan then added fuel to the speculation when they noticed that the font on the comedian’s ‘Late Late Show’ twitter profile had changed, commenting on his tweet: “Change your font and don’t know how to act, huh?”

He then wrote back “I beg your pardon” in the font from Taylor’s ‘Reputation’ album cover.

Both James and Taylor are in London at the moment, filming the movie adaptation of ‘Cats’ the musical, in which they play Bustopher Jones and Bombalurina respectively, which fans pointed out on the thread.

It wouldn’t be the first time the ‘Delicate’ singer has appeared on the British star’s show.

In 2017, James featured an hilarious sketch of him becoming the 29-year-old superstar’s backing dancer for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert, after he was faced with dealing with the singer’s missing dancer in his pretend job as the general manager of The Forum venue in Los Angeles.

He then put on a crop top and fishnet top and got into place behind Taylor on stage.

However, he then proceeded to start adding his own vocals with his bizarre dance moves and the rest of the dancers ditched him.

James has been joined by many Grammy winners over the years on ‘Carpool’, including Sir Paul McCartney, Adele and Sam Smith.

He’s yet to confirm whether or not it is Taylor who will be joining him next or whether he was just going along the ‘End Game’ singer’s fans’ guesses.

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