David Walliams has tried to kill himself four times.
The 41-year-old comic was just 12 years old when he tried to hang himself and tried again with a makeshift noose in 2003. He was also hospitalised after an overdose of painkillers when he was 18, tried slitting his wrists and contemplated ending his life by throwing himself under a train.
In his autobiography, 'Camp David' - in which he details the ''deep depression that has blighted [his] adult life'' - he wrote: ''Wanting to die has always been in me.''
A 2003 diary entry documents his most recent suicide attempt, which followed the breakdown of a relationship.
It reads: ''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.
''Earlier, I had come close to stepping in front of a train. I am in total despair.''
He used a kitchen knife to slit his throat and wrists on New Year's Day 2003 but said: ''The determination wasn't there.''
David - who is married to supermodel Lara Stone - made his first suicide attempt after he was bullied at a Sea Scouts' camp. He fled to nearby woodland with a makeshift noose but was ''too tall''.