The Tudors actor was hospitalised on Tuesday night in what appeared to be an attempt to end his life. However, a friend of the actor has denied the suicide claims, stating that Rhys Meyers simply relapsed.
"It was not a suicide attempt," the friend told Us Weekly. "He did relapse and was hospitalised for that, but was released."
Rhys Meyers has entered a number of rehab facilities over the past few years in order to seek treatment for his alcohol dependency. He first checked into a clinic in 2007, with his most recent stay being in May.
The 33-year-old was arrested in June 2009 after allegedly assaulting an airport employee in Paris while under the influence of alcohol.
In 2010, Rhys Meyers was banned from flying on United Airlines after acting in a drunken and disorderly manner.