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Stephen Fry has revealed he had to be brought back to the UK to be "looked after" last year after attempting suicide while filming abroad.
In an interview for Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Fry said: "I took a huge number of pills and a huge [amount] of vodka."
The actor revealed his producer found him in an "unconscious state".
Fry, who has bipolar disorder, has discussed his struggle with mental health issues in the past.
Fry told the audience that in light of his role as president of the mental health charity, Mind, he wanted to be open about his feelings.
"The whole point in my role, as I see it, is not to be shy and forthcoming about the morbidity and genuine nature of the likelihood of death amongst people certain mood disorders."
He said there is "no reason" for someone wanting to take their own life.
"There is no 'why', it's not the right question. There's no reason. If there were a reason for it, you could reason someone out of it, and you could tell them why they shouldn't take their own life," he said.
The actor and comedian attempted suicide after walking out of the West End play Cell Mates in 1995 - an event he recounted in a documentary for BBC Two called The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive.
I was trying to vent my frustration of having to accept Stephen Fry's remarks about herosexual relationships. He is gay. As a society we accept that don't we?