Ruby Barker admitted she has struggled since starring in Bridgerton but has candidly told her followers she is “doing ok” for herself and is out of hospital
Bridgerton star Ruby Barker has told fans she “can’t wait for the future” after revealing she’s been discharged from hospital following a “mental health struggle”.
The actress, 25, posted an emotional message to her Instagram account on Monday telling fans she was “grateful” for their support.
She had previously admitted too becoming “really unwell” since appearing in the hit drama series, but has told her followers she’s “doing ok” for herself.
In the candid video, the star is seen speaking from a pool in a nature retreat.
She thanked everyone for their help and support for making her feel “happy to be alive” and for those who reached out to her amid her struggles.
She also gave a big shout out to NHS staff who helped her in her time of need and offered advice to those watching as well as revealing what she would tell her younger self.
Ruby said: “I would tell myself it’s not all doom and gloom. Even when you hit rock bottom, it’s not all doom and gloom.”
She concluded her video message by saying: “Anyone who is in a dark place right now I just want you to know I see you, I feel you, okay, but find funny and flip that coin.”
Captioning the video, she wrote: “I’ve been discharged from hospital! Thank you so much for the support, I can’t wait for the future and I feel as if I’ve came out the other side.
“Thank you everyone, have a blessed day. Take care of yourselves, don’t be afraid to check in with your loved ones and we’re all in this together as they say in High School Musical. Big big love.”
The post was met with a lot of love and support from her friends and followers.
Among those leaving positive messages in the comments section was entrepreneur Otto Orondaam who said: “Sending you love and light Ruby.”
TV producer Jake Hunter left three blue love heart emojis, while pal Josh Armitage wrote: “Congratulations. Hope to see you soon my lovely! Proud of you xx”
The post comes after Ruby said last week she was “taking a little break” after being hospitalised during her “mental health struggle”.
In the brave video, she told viewers: “I am better, I have been really unwell for a really long time. I want to be honest with everyone. I have been struggling.
“‘I am in hospital at the minute and I am going to be discharged soon and hopefully get to continue with my life.
“I am going to take a little bit of a break for myself and I would encourage others, if you are struggling, do yourself a favour and take a break, stop being so hard on yourself.”
*If you’re struggling and need to talk, the Samaritans operate a free helpline open 24/7 on 116 123. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or visit their site to find your local branch