Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of "The Tudors" television series, was taken to hospital this week after what the tabloid The Sun reported an apparent suicide attempt.

Meyers, who played Henry VIII in the television series and starred in such films as "Match Point" Woody Allen, is suspected of taking pills at home, the Sun said Thursday.

Representatives Rhys Meyers is not available for comment. The actor has had problems in the past alcohol abuse and was arrested for being drunk in public.

Los Angeles based celebrity website TMZ, citing an unnamed source close to the actor, said Meyers had been drinking heavily, but did not try to kill himself.

British police, who usually refrain from mentioning names, a man called Rhys Myers age was taken to hospital from an address in north London on Tuesday night.

"Officers were called to an address in NW8 in 1945 on June 28 after reports of a man, 33, refused treatment," a spokesman for police said. "He was taken to a hospital in central London for treatment."

The Sun and other media reported that paramedics answering an emergency call Meyers found collapsed on the floor and had to call the police after refusing treatment at the scene for more than 30 minutes.

The actor was eventually taken to a hospital near his home in London and was launched at dawn on Wednesday. Asked later how he was, Meyers was quoted in the Sun ".