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Hugh Grant ‘Went Mad’ in 2007, ‘Couldn’t Stop Crying for Three Weeks’

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Hugh Grant and Bryce Dallas Howard on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden.'

Hugh Grant is a weeper. The Love Actually star told James Corden during an appearance on The Late Late Show on Thursday, August 4, that he “went mad” in 2007 and couldn’t stop bursting into tears.

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The topic of conversation came up after Corden recalled meeting Grant for the first time at a party, where the actor candidly told him everything about himself. Corden then asked Grant if he goes to therapy.

“[I’ve gone] only once. I went mad in 2007,” Grant told him. “I got massaged into madness. I went on a holiday in the Maldives and I was extremely bored, so I thought, ‘I’ll have another massage.’ I was having about 30 massages a day. At the end of the holiday, I felt a little strange. … I got on the plane to go home, opened the newspaper, reading the football results, and I burst into tears. And I couldn’t stop crying for three weeks. It was completely absurd. … So I went to see shrinks then.”

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Hugh Grant at the premiere of ‘Music and Lyrics’ in Tokyo on April 12, 2007.

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Grant added that he’d “go to a cafe and they’d say, ‘Do you want skim milk or regular?’” and he’d “burst into tears.”

To stop his breakdowns, the Notting Hill star “tried a hypnotist,” but he never uncovered what triggered his tears.

Grant then went on to joke he can’t seem to stop having kids.

“How many kids do you have?” fellow guest Bryce Dallas Howard asked him.

“Well, four at the last count, but I can’t stop. If you feel anything coming off me, let me know,” he quipped.

Grant welcomed his fourth child with Anna Eberstein this past December. The duo are also parents of 3-year-old son John Mungo. Grant is also dad to daughter Tabitha, 4, and son Felix, 3, with ex Tinglan Hong

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