David Walliams reveals suicide attempts, in autobiography


British comedian David Walliams, in his autobiography revealed that he had made multiple attempts to end his life in the past. The actor explained that the reason he had taken drastic steps to end his life, was because he was battling depression.

Walliams said that the first attempt was made by him when he was 12 years old. While writing his autobiography ‘Camp David’ the author revealed that he had tried to hang himself the first time after he was bullied during a Sea Scouts Camp.

When he was 19 years old David had taken a drug overdose, and then again, had tried to hang himself in the year 2004. He also cut his own throat and wrist with a kitchen knife in the same year. The author in the book writes, “Just tried to hang myself. But I knew I didn’t really want to die, I just didn’t want to live. I took my weight with my feet and sat down.”

The author added, “Earlier I had come close to stepping in front of a train. I am in total despair.” The book also accounts for his spent time in the Priory when he was being treated for depression. Walliams’ major venture in TV was with the sketch show Little Britain which he had co-written with Matt Lucas.