John Barrowman says 'incredible' support during mental health struggle was 'humbling'

John Barrowman said he got a lot of support. (Getty Images)
John Barrowman said he got a lot of support. (Getty Images)

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.

John Barrowman has been accused of inappropriate behaviour on the sets of both 'Doctor Who' and 'Torchwood'. (BBC)
John Barrowman starred in both Doctor Who and Torchwood. (BBC)

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."

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 19: Actor John Barrowman speaks onstage during the 2022 Fandemic Tour at Georgia World Congress Center on March 19, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
John Barrowman spoke out about his mental health. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

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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