Hugh Grant Had So Many Massages in 2007 that He Went Mad
Hugh Grant, dog-poop vigilante, might have just coined a new phrase (and perhaps a warning) for those seeking peak relaxation in their daily lives: “massaged into madness.” During an interview on the Late Late Show, the Florence Foster Jenkins star mentioned that once, in 2007, he “went mad” during a holiday in the Maldives when he got so many massages that he couldn’t stop crying.
“At the end of the holiday, I felt a little strange, but I was alright. I got on the airplane to go home, opened the newspaper to start reading the football results, and burst into tears. I couldn’t stop crying for three weeks. It was completely absurd. I’d go to a café, and they’d say, ‘Do you want a skim milk or a regular,’ and I’d burst into tears.”
It’s unclear as to exactly what triggered Grant’s emotions—is it possible for a state of total bliss to cause crying fits? Nevertheless, he quickly tried to get to the source of the problem by seeing “shrinks.”
Even that endeavor revealed a strange dive into the world of Grant’s own neurosis, when a hypnotist tried to calm him by saying. “And you are now very, very relaxed. And you’re now completely unaware of everything around you . . . ”
But no, £500 later, he was not relaxed. He was just flooded with emotions and “tense as a toad.” Sounds like what Hugh needed at the end of that session was a few more of those maddening massages.