*French supermodel and actress Noemie Lenoir, who starred opposite Chris Tucker in 2007’s “Rush Hour 3,” was rushed to the hospital on Sunday after a reported suicide attempt.
Lenoir’s boyfriend, ex-Chelsea soccer star Claude Makelele, came home on Sunday to find her slumped on the floor of their apartment in Paris, a police source told AFP. He immediately called for emergency services, but she woke up minutes later and cancelled it.
According to police, Lenoir left the house alone and was found unconscious again several hours later by a passerby on a forest footpath. She was rushed to the hospital where she was found to have consumed “large quantities” of drugs and alcohol, sources told AFP.
A source close to the model said: “After coming to, Noemie was in a state of great distress and clearly very ill. She had clearly attempted to harm herself and had fallen unconscious. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for the effects of poisoning. It seems that she had tried to commit suicide as a cry for help. She’s now in a far better condition.”
The 30-year-old face of campaigns for Next, Gap and Victoria’s Secret reportedly has a turbulent relationship with Makelele. They had a son Keylan in 2005, but months later she threatened to leave him after reports that he was also seeing “Page 3 girl” Jamelah Asmar. [Page 3 is a feature in the British tabloid The Sun that features topless or nude models.]
Makelele was rumored to be travelling back and forth between London and Paris in an effort to maintain relationships with both women.