The Bill actor Jeff Stewart - who slashed his wrists after being told he was to be axed from the series - has spoken out about his ordeal.
He said he was "progressively improving". He added: "I love being an actor. The last few days have been very difficult for me, but I am receiving the right care and help, and am surrounded by family and friends."
Stewart, 52, has played PC Reg Hollis in The Bill since the show started. He also thanked his fans and those who sent messages of support and revealed that he is not in any financial difficulties.