Bridgeton Star Ruby Barker posted a revealing video message to fans on social media, explaining that she is currently working on a “mental struggle” at the hospital.
After the actress played Marina Thompson in the Netflix Period drama, fans rushed to support Barker on social media, captioning the post: “Mental Health Week for me every week. From my chest. I think I was not completely honest so this is for my followers. Time to be transparent.
“I have been struggling ever since BridgetonThat’s the truth. Thank you all for supporting me, your love holds me. # Mental health awareness. “
In the video, Barker tells fans:
“I’m fine, I’ve been really sick for a long time. I want to be honest with everyone. I’ve struggled.
“I am in the hospital right now and I am going to get out soon and hopefully I can continue my life.
“I’m going to take a break for myself and I’ll encourage others. If you’re struggling, do yourself a favor and take a break, stop being so hard on yourself.”
He went on to say: “I was full of rage, all these intergenerational traumas.
“I was carrying the weight of the world on my back and now I am in a place where I have been diagnosed, I am drawing a line in the sand.
“It simply came to our notice then. I want to live and I will live, I am going. “
Barker also thanked his family and friends and credited Netflix for giving him a chance and “saving him.”
Barker previously explained how his key role Bridgeton Refers to a terrible lot for him.
Pretty Thing: In the Behind Closed Doors podcast, he said: “It literally means, as you know, I never thought I’d be in a period drama, in a character like Marina.
“I saw it Sand The film about Dido Elizabeth Bell who was a mixed race elite in the Georgian era and I saw that movie and thought ‘wow this character would be so amazing to play but it’s already made, I’m probably not going to be in period drama just because of my race.’