Legendary TV host Noel Edmonds has opened up about his attempt to take his own life 12 years ago.
The 68-year-old described being in the ‘darkest space’ after falling victim to fraudsters, who stole his ‘companies and home.’
In a devastating revelation, Edmonds recalled the moment he recorded final messages for his four daughters on a dictaphone, as well as a written letter to his wife.
He told ITV News:
The only way I can describe it, is it’s the darkest space that the human mind ever occupies. You see nothing.
I mean I had four daughters, I had a wife, I had mates, I saw nothing in that dark space.
I wrote a letter to my now ex-wife explaining as best I could why I’d reached the end and I recorded little dictaphone messages to my daughters basically saying goodbye.
They stole my companies, they stole my home, they stole my family, they stole my livelihood, they nearly stole my life.
I want return of my stolen goods plus damages.
Describing the moment he attempted suicide in an interview earlier this year, he told Press Association:
Until these criminals took me to the brink of emotional annihilation, I’d always felt those who opt out by taking their own lives were selfish and cowardly.
But having been cast into that bottomless dark space devoid of logic and reason, I have a much deeper understanding of life without hope.
I seek no sympathy and feel no shame in admitting that on the evening of 18 January 2005, I attempted to end the overwhelming mental pain which had consumed my whole being.
The fact I did not become another suicide statistic is solely due to the swift response of a Devon ambulance crew ad compassionate support of the Priory in Bristol.
What a turnaround. Keep doing you, Noel.