Hugh Grant Had So Many Mas­sages in 2007 that He Went Mad

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL - By Hi­lary Weaver

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.

Hugh Grant.

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