22/09/2014 04:04 BST | Updated 22/09/2014 04:59 BST

Stephen Fry Admits To Spending 'An Enormous Amount Of Money' On Cocaine In New Autobiography, 'More Fool Me'

Stephen Fry has confessed to using drugs in his new autobiography, 'More Fool Me', admitting he spent an 'enormous amount of time and money on cocaine'.

The TV star, writer and actor said he had been 'stupid' to become involved in using the drug.

Stephen Fry

In his third autobiography, he said: “The only point of writing an autobiography, or so at least it seems to me, is to be honest.

“And in this book I have been utterly candid about a period of my life in which I spent an enormous amount of time and money on cocaine powder.

“I know how stupid that is, but I also know better people than me have found themselves on the same path.”

Last year the star revealed he had attempted suicide following a period of depression.

He told comic Richard Herring he tried to kill himself while filming abroad during a recording for a podcast.

"I would go as far as to tell you that I attempted it last year, so I'm not always happy - this is the first time I've said this in public, but I thought I might as well," he said.

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