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‘Bridgerton’ actress Ruby Barker is clear with her fans about a “mental health struggle” she experienced amid the show’s huge success.
“It’s time to be transparent,” Barker, 25, said in a video shared to his Instagram account on Thursday. “I’ve been really sick for a very long time. I want to be honest with everyone. I’m struggling.”
The actress, who debuted on “Bridgerton” as Marina Thompson when it started streaming on Netflix in 2020, told fans in the nearly six-minute video address that she was “struggling since ‘Bridgerton’,” adding, “I’m in a hospital at the minute, and I’m going to be discharged soon and hopefully I can get on with my life.
“I’m going to take a little break for myself, and I encourage others, if you’re struggling, do yourself a favor and take a break. Stop being so hard on yourself.”
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Barker revealed that she “hasn’t hit rock bottom” and is “on new heights”, but stressed that the company “really needs to change the dialogue and think about our linguistics when we speak. mental health because people want to have these conversations, but we don’t really know how to have a conversation.
“I understand,” Barker said. “Because I was one of those people. Just filled with rage and frustrated and angry. Barker explained that she was looking for relief for ‘all that intergenerational trauma pooled in her’ and felt she was ‘carrying the weight of the world on her. [her] return.”
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“Now I’m at a point where I have a diagnosis, and I’ll talk about it at another time,” Barker assured his fans. “I surrender, forgive myself and draw a line in the sand.
“I can’t go on like I did. I need to change, so that’s what I’m trying to do. I want to survive, and I will survive. I’m going to.”
Barker, who has 232,000 Instagram followers, received an outpouring of support from many people and thanked “Bridgerton” executive producer Shonda Rhimes “for giving me an opportunity, for saving me.” .
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Barker also explained that she recently had to step back from the stage production of “Running with Lions” after contracting coronavirus and dealing with the effects of her struggling mental health.
“I look forward to fulfilling all my commitments and having a good career and a good life. Because I don’t want my diagnosis to be a self-fulfilling prophecy,” Barker added in his speech. “I want to survive, and I will, and I will. And so will you. That’s the beauty of it all, so do you. If you’re with me, you’re in good hands. Thank you.”
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Representatives for Barker did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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