Stephen Fry - Bipolar Stephen Fry 'May Well' Take His Own Life
British actor Stephen Fry fears he "may well" commit suicide one day as he battles to control his bipolar disorder.
The TV funnyman, who suffered a nervous breakdown in 1995 and is said to have previously contemplated killing himself, has been candid about his problems, even documenting his mental health issues in 2006's Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive.
Fry tries to keep his bipolar disorder under control, but worries he may lose the will to fight his depression in the future.
Speaking on Sky Arts show In Confidence, he says, "The fact that I am lucky enough not to have it so seriously doesn't mean I won't one day kill myself - I may well."
And the star confesses he struggles to deal with his fame, adding: "It is exhausting knowing that most of the time the phone rings, most of the time there's an email, most of the time there's a letter, someone wants something of you. They want to touch the hem of the fame, not the hem of the person.
"I feel I would love to close down for a number of years in some way and just be in the country making pork pies and chutneys and never have to poke my head out of the parapet."