‘Bridgerton’ actor Ruby Barker discharged from the hospital amid mental health struggles
LONDON – Ruby Barker, who starred as Marina Thompson in the hit Netflix series “Bridgerton,” has been released from hospital after receiving mental health treatment.
After being hospitalised due to illness, the 25-year-old star posted a video on Instagram last week claiming she was “taking a little break.”
Barker said she was out of the hospital and spending time at a wilderness retreat in a new video posted Monday.
She earlier stated that since playing in the period drama “Bridgerton,” she had grown “very ill.”
“I’ve been allowed to leave the hospital!
Thank you so much for your support; I’m looking forward to the future and feel like I’ve made it.
Thank you, everyone; have a beautiful day; take care of yourself; don’t be afraid to check in with your loved ones; and, as they say in High School Musical, we’re all in this together. a lot of love, “she wrote in the caption.
The actress also extended gratitude to her friends, the cast of “The Bridgerton,” the NHS medical community, and the media for reaching out to her.
“It made me feel incredibly grateful to be alive.
I wasn’t expecting so many people to contact me after seeing the video. It helped me to feel less isolated.
A hearty thank you to the NHS for looking after me. I’m in good shape.”
“If I had any advice for my younger self, I would tell her, ‘Listen, it’s not all doom and gloom, even when you hit rock bottom,'” she stated in the video.
She stated she spoke with Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton on the programme), who advised her to educate her mind to “find the funny, the light, and the positive” in life.
In a guest appearance in the second season of “Bridgerton,” which premiered in late March, Barker repeated her role as Marina.