Along with the Tudors, Meyers has appeared in the movies "Mission: Impossible III", "Match Point" (with Scarlett Johansson and Emily Mortimer), "August Rush" (with Robin Williams, Keri Russell and Freddie Highmore) and "Vanity Fair" (with Reese Witherspoon and Gabriel Byrne).
imdb.com says about Meyers that...
More info here:...at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 younger brothers alone.
Rhys Meyers grew up with a tumultuous childhood, spending some time in an orphanage and being permanently expelled from school at age 16.
Yahoo article link
For some reason I always tend to think that famous people have had great lives and are privileged and have it easy. Things like this are a reality check, I guess, I hadn't known anything about his childhood. I can't imagine having just one parent and then also being put into an orphanage!The 33-year-old ''Bend It Like Beckham'' star, who has been in-and-out of rehab five times for alcohol problems, was taken away by an ambulance to a facility near his home.
Paramedics answering a 999 call found him slumped on the floor and had to call police after he refused treatment at the scene for more than 30 minutes, reported Sun online.
The article also mentions his alcoholism and that he has gone into rehab five times to try to conquer his demons (my wording).
One thing that I think is pretty crappy is that somebody, a neighbour or one of the "professionals" alerted the media, who were there when Meyers was released from the hospital. And then they stick a microphone in his face asking for a comment (I imagine they would have known he had tried to commit suicide). Very nice...
I hope he has some people in his life to support him, but if he's already been to rehab five times, I'm guessing those around him don't have the skills to help him with whatever he is struggling with...