Monday, September 25, 2006

Piper 'plotted suicide'

Billie Piper has revealed that she considered committing suicide as a young starlet during her rise to fame.

The 'Dr Who' star told the Mail on Sunday that she hit a low point in her teens as a young pop princess.

Now 24, Billie revealed that as a 16-year-old she was depressed and alone in Los Angeles, where she was on tour, when she came close to ending it all.

The singer-turned-actress gave a preview of her autobiography entitled 'Growing Pains', which is due to be released soon.

The book is expected to reveal all about Billie's singing career in the 1990s, as well as her transition into acting and details about her personal life, including her eating disorder, marriage to Chris Evans and her troubled relationship with her parents.

'I didn't feel qualified or ready to talk about it until I was really, really well, this year,' she said of telling all about her eating disorder in her memoirs.