Jim Carrey says his battle with depression is easing, as he opened up about his mental health battle.
The actor has revealed he no longer feels the condition “drowns” him, but described himself as only being “sometimes happy”.
Jim first spoke out about his depression in 2004 and previously took medication to cope, but later stopped taking any form of stimulants, including coffee.
Speaking to The i paper, he said: “At this point, I don’t have depression. There is not an experience of depression.
Jim is currently at the centre of a wrongful death lawsuit surrounding his late ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, who took her own life in 2015.
He is being sued by Cathriona’s mother and estranged husband over claims he supplied the pills she used to overdose - something he has vehemently denied previously - and will stand trial next year.
He did not address the matter directly, but Jim did say there was “some bad” in his life.
“Some people have come at me in the last couple of years with the intent of breaking off a piece of the Holy Grail for themselves, but the Grail isn’t a thing that you can break off. So they’re going to learn that the hard way. It’s not pleasant.”
Jim also said he is not concerned about the public legacy he will leave behind, adding: “I’m free of the business. I’m not the business.
Read the full interview with Jim over at The i.
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