Ruby Barker, one of the stars of Netflix’s big hit “Bridgerton,” has spoken up about her mental health issues, which have landed her in the hospital. The actress, who played Marina Thompson on the show, said she has been struggling since Bridgerton but is now looking forward to ‘going with her life.’
“It’s time to be truthful,” Ruby said in a video she shared on Thursday, explaining her difficulties as well as thanking her fans and family for their support and Netflix for saving her.
“I just want to be honest with everybody, 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 explained that she had to drop out of the West End show ‘Running with Lions’ due to COVID-19 and mental health concerns, but she said she “cannot wait” to get her life and career back on track.
She ended her post by sharing a thought with fans while singing a portion of Sexton’s “Waiting on a Better Day.”
“Remember, you are absolutely massive, and I love you very much,” she said. “Thank you for staying with me.”