British actor, broadcaster and comic attempted suicide while filming a documentary on how people’s lives have been impacted because of their sexuality.
During the filming of the documentary for the BBC, the TV personality met a range of people promoting gay rights and challenged those who oppose them.
He visited the United States where preachers claimed to be able to ‘cure’ gay people and Uganda where lawmakers are currently debating on the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill.
Luckily, Fry said his producer found him in an ‘unconscious state’ with four broken ribs and saved his life.
‘I am the victim of my own moods,’ the actor said, who has described his mental illness as ‘bipolar lite’.
Fry said the incident took place in a hotel room, adding the mixture of drugs and alcohol ‘made my body convulse so much that I broke four ribs’.
On Twitter, he thanked people for their concern. As the president of the mental health charity Mind, he said: ‘I could only tell truth if asked directly. Now fine. On good meds. Love to you all’.
The two-part documentary, with a working title Stephen Fry – Out There, is due to be shown on the BBC later this year.
It follows the announcement Fry will return to play Malvolio in a Broadway run of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in October.