Comedian David Walliams has revealed he has tried to kill himself several times during his life-long battle with depression.
The Little Britain star said he made the first attempt when he was 12-years-old.
Writing in his autobiography, Camp David, he revealed he tried to hang himself the first time after he was bullied during a Sea Scouts camp.
He took an overdose when he was 19, tried to hang himself again in 2003 and cut his throat and wrists with a kitchen knife in the same year.
In the book Walliams recounts: "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."
His book also reveals he spent time in The Priory being treated for depression.
Walliams' breakthrough in television was with sketch show Little Britain, which he co-wrote and starred in with Matt Lucas.
A big charity fundraiser, he was sponsored over £1m for Sport Relief when he swam a 140-mile length of the River Thames.