Gail Porter recovering after ‘suicide attempt’

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  • The star was reportedly sectioned under the Mental Health Act following the incident

    Troubled television host Gail Porter is recovering at home following an apparent suicide bid, which saw her detained under the Mental Health Act, according to reports.

    It’s thought the Scottish star was hospitalised after being found at home in ‘state of distress’ with cuts to her arms and chest on Wednesday night.

    According to reports, worried pals phoned police, who went to visit the star at her home.

    Yesterday, a Met Police spokesman confirmed officers were called to a North London address, but declined to comment further.

    ‘Police were called to an address in Belsize Park on Wednesday following concerns for the welfare of a resident,’ a statement read.

    ‘A woman was detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to a medical facility.’

    It is believed that Porter was released from hospital yesterday, and is now recovering at home.

    The latest sad news comes just weeks after the star was reportedly sectioned for four days, after threatening suicide following an argument with 25-year-old boyfriend Johnny Davies.

    In the past Gail has spoken openly about self harming and a 2005 suicide bid, which she described as ‘a real cry for help,’ in which she tried to overdose on pills following a the break down of her marriage to musician Dan Hippgrave.

    The star has one daughter with Hippgrave, Honey, eight.

    Gail has yet to comment on the incident, but yesterday told the Sun: ‘I’m fine, thank you very much.’

    Get well soon, Gail.


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