From PopEater: 'Tudors' star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was rushed to a Central London hospital Tuesday night after reports that he had taken a large quantity of pills in an attempt at suicide, according to The Sun. Now, a friend of the actor is speaking out, saying that Meyers' dangerous condition was due to a relapse rather than a go at taking his own life.

"It was not a suicide attempt," a source close to the actor told Us Weekly. "He did relapse and was hospitalized for that, but was released."

Paramedics arrived at the troubled star's Maida Vale home Tuesday evening to find Meyers "slumped" on the floor. But upon their arrival, the actor refused medical attention, prompting paramedics to call the police.
"Officers were called by London Ambulance Service following reports of a man refusing treatment," Scotland Yard confirmed. "The man was taken to hospital."

Thirty minutes passed before police arrived and the 33-year-old was taken by ambulance to the hospital for immediate medical attention.

"This is very sad," a different source told The Sun following the incident. "It was the opinion of those present that he tried to take his life."

Meyers was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday morning and told The Sun, "No comment" when it came to his condition.

This is not the first substance abuse incident that has left Meyers in a more than precarious state. Meyers has been battling a drinking problem for years and in early June checked into a South African rehab facility -- his fifth go at rehabilitation.