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Jonathan Rhys Meyers hospitalized

The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was taken to hospital by ambulance on Tuesday, after being found slumped over in his London home.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, shown in 2010, was released from a London hospital on Wednesday. (Evan Agostini/Associated Press)

The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was taken to hospital by ambulance on Tuesday, after being found slumped over in his London home.

British media are reporting he had swallowed pills in what paramedics say was a suspected suicide attempt.

Paramedics answering a 999 call found him collapsed on the floor of his home in the Maida Vale district of London and called police after he refused treatment at the scene. Police confirmed they were contacted by the London Ambulance Service after a man resisted treatment.

Rhys Meyers, 34, was treated in a London hospital and released on Wednesday.

The Irish actor has had five stints in rehab for his battle with alcohol. Earlier this month, he spent time in a five-star rehabilitation centre in South Africa. He also has been banned from United Airlines and restrained at a French airport because of his troubles with booze.

Rhys Meyers played Henry VIII in the Irish-Canadian co-production The Tudors, which ran four seasons on CBC-TV. He also starred in films such as Bend It Like Beckham, Elvis and Alexander.