John Barrowman says 'incredible' support during mental health struggle was 'humbling'
John Barrowman has said he was humbled by the support he received after sharing that he battled mental health issues following his flashing scandal.
The Doctor Who and Torchwood actor has admitted to previously exposing himself to cast and crew on set but referred to the behaviour as "tomfoolery" and said at the time that it was "only ever intended in good humour to entertain colleagues on set and backstage".
The star has also said that he understands that such behaviour is no longer acceptable.
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Barrowman later said that the whole thing was "upsetting my mental health" and that he sought therapy.
He has now told Metro that he received a huge amount of support after speaking out about his mental health.
Barrowman - who has been married to his husband Scott Gill since 2006 - said that the amount of posts he received was "incredible"
"I just thought, I’m just going to chat about it and, like everything, I want to make it a positive thing when you talk about something," he said.
"I got so much support and also people telling me their own stories of how what I do has helped them, which is humbling."
The 55-year-old screen star said that it's good for people to talk when they have a problem.
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"And if that doesn’t help, then it’s good to take advice from a physician, if you need to go on medication," he added.
Barrowman has starred as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who on and off since 2005 and he played the popular character in the spin-off series Torchwood from 2006 to 2011.
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