Jim Carrey is presently suffering from severe depression, according to the actor's "friends." Some believe the actor could be headed for a nervous breakdown.
The Ace Ventura star has been in the press a lot here lately, though not necessarily for the right reasons. Carrey caused quite a bit of commotion earlier this year when he refused to promote Kick-Ass 2 due to the amount of gun violence in the film.
According to The Express Tribune, anonymous sources believe Jim Carrey is suffering from a severe bout of depression. They also think he could be on the fast track to a complete breakdown.
"Jim has suffered from severe depression in the past, and you have to worry those fearful days are coming back again. When you talk to him, he's not as animated as he used to be. He seems [to be] at a low point -- like a ship without a rudder," an industry insider told the website.
This anonymous person also claims that Jim Carrey is still upset about his breakup with The View co-host Jenny McCarthy. The insider believes the end of their relationship may have contributed to the actor's current condition.
"Jim thought he and Jenny were going to be together for a lifetime. He was like a father to her autistic son Evan and even hoped to have a child with her someday," the unnamed individual recently explained.
The National Enquirer reports that Jim Carrey didn't do his movie career any favors be talking smack about Kick-Ass 2. Some believe that the actor's negative comments about the flick caused it to crash and burn at the box office last month.
"Film studios certainly don't take kindly to an actor slamming his own movie. It makes producers hesitant to work with him," an insider told the publication.
Considering the sources, it's best to take this information with a grain of salt. Neither the actor nor his representatives have commented on the rumors as of this writing. Carrey is now busy filming the follow-up to his classic 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber.
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