Fans of Nigel Havers were reduced to tears as the actor admitted he felt suicidal while he was being unfaithful to his first wife.
The former Coronation Street star said he was thrown into turmoil after he began an affair with his friend’s sister, Polly Williams, while he was still married to his first wife Caro.
Nigel went on to marry Polly but said he also sought medical help for the depression he felt.
He told Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: “I went into this place, this psychiatric hospital.
“It’s odd isn’t it, you can get yourself into such a corner. But you know, I only had myself to blame really.
“I couldn’t speak any more, I found difficulty speaking to anybody. Not chatting, just speaking about anything.”
Asked by Morgan if he ever felt suicidal during the depression he suffered following the relationship difficulties, Havers nodded adding: “(It was either) upsetting Caro, upsetting Polly or not upsetting any of them.
“Of course, that would upset them both probably … so that (suicide) was in the equation. Very dark moment that isn’t it?
“I’ve never really thought about it, I’ve never really talked about it. I’ve never really talked about this with anybody.”
Twitter users said Nigel’s revelations made them feel emotional.
Others were charmed by his honesty.
Brilliant. Nigel Havers is great. Always loved him. There's a quirkiness about him. Charm, wit, enthusiasm. Just lovely.— Claire Woods (@ClaireWoods1) February 10, 2017
Piers Morgan’s Life Stories is on ITV at 9pm on Fridays.