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Jude Law's wife is treated following 'suicide scare'

Actress Sadie Frost is suffering from postnatal depression after the birth of couple's third child, her husband says.

January 31, 2003|From Associated Press

LONDON — Sadie Frost, the actress wife of screen star Jude Law, is in a London clinic suffering from severe postnatal depression.

Frost, 34, was admitted to the $1,600-a-night Cromwell Hospital over the weekend, immediately after returning to Britain from Los Angeles. Newspaper reports said she'd marked her wrists in a "suicide scare."

In a statement released Thursday through publicist Simon Halls, Law said his wife was "feeling very blue" after the premature birth of their third child, Rudy, in September.

"This depression can be a serious thing and it has left Sadie feeling very sad and rundown, and she is just trying to get a handle on it," Law said in the statement.

Law, 30, has returned to the couple's north London home to care for their three children -- Rudy, son Rafferty and daughter Iris -- as well as Frost's son Finlay from her previous marriage to pop band Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp.

Law, who was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for his role in 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and most recently appeared in "Road to Perdition," was in Romania filming "Cold Mountain" with Nicole Kidman when Rudy was born five weeks premature in September.

He was on the same shoot in October when 2-year-old Iris was rushed to a hospital after swallowing an Ecstasy tablet during a children's party in a London club. Iris recovered.

Frost appeared in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" in 1992, but her acting career has not matched the success of her husband's in Hollywood. She is well known in Britain for her "Frost French" designer underwear.

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