Bridgerton Star Ruby Barker Opens Up About Hospitalisation Over Mental Health Struggles

"I feel like I’ve not been completely honest so this is for my followers."


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Bridgerton star Ruby Barker has opened up about her mental health struggle and hospitalisation in a recent video on Instagram.

The actress who had a large role in the first season of Bridgerton but appeared only once to conclude her storyline and allow Colin Bridgerton to move on, so it seemed.

Sharing her struggles on social media Ruby posted a video from hospital and wanted to update her followers saying, “I am better, I have been really unwell for a really long time. I want to be honest with everyone. I have been struggling.

“So, I’m in the hospital at the minute, I’m gonna get discharged soon and hopefully get to continue with my life and I’m gonna take a little bit of a break from myself.

“And I want to encourage others, if you are struggling, please do yourself a favor. Take a break, stop being so hard on yourself. And people used to always tell me not to be so hard on myself, and I never really, really knew what that meant.”

She went on the thank those closest to her for helping her through her hardest times and she even thanked Shonda Rhimes for “saving her”. And explaining that she has gotten a diagnoses that she will share at a later date.


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In the caption of the post the actress wrote, “Mental health week is every week for me. Off my chest. I feel like I’ve not been completely honest so this is for my followers. Time to be transparent. I’ve been struggling since Bridgerton, this is the truth. Thank you all for supporting me, your love holds me up. #mentalhealthawareness.”

Ruby said that she doesn’t want the diagnoses to be a “self-fulfilling prophecy” and intends on “surviv[ing]”.

Finishing the video the actress sang a song from her favourite artist of the moment Sexton who she said helped her through her struggle. The artist even commented on the video showing support writing, “I love you so much for this I’m so sorry for late reply!!! Keep shining beautiful I’m learning all of us with a lot of talent have been very hard on ourselves at some point but I learned to switch up my perspective and it took the weight off my shoulders. Love you 😘😘”

We are wishing Ruby all the best in her recovery!


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