Hugh Grant says he 'went mad' in 2007, 'couldn't stop crying for three weeks'

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Hugh Grant couldn't turn off the water works. During a Thursday night appearance on The Late Late Show, the British actor opened up to host, James Corden, about a difficult time in his life.

After Corden recalled Grant telling him his entire life story the first time they met, the Love Actually star said, "I do that now, I can't tell you why. I have to stop. I spent half my life campaigning for privacy and the other half revealing everything about myself."

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Corden jokingly asked if Grant, 55, had been to therapy and got a rather surprisingly candid response.

"Only once, I went mad in 2007," he said, seemingly serious. "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."

Grant could not explain what made him so emotional almost a decade ago, but he did crack a joke that he "can't stop" having kids.

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WESTWOOD, : British model and actress-producer Elizabeth Hurley (R) arrives with boyfriend, British actor Hugh Grant, for the West Coast premiere of the film 'Mickey Blue Eyes' 17 August 1999 in Westwood, Ca. Hurley produced the romantic comedy which stars Grant. AFP PHOTO/Vince BUCCI (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
370137 02: FILE PHOTO: Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant attend the premiere of 'Mickey Blue Eyes' August 17, 2000 in Westwood, CA. The couple of 13 years have decided to call it quits May 23, 2000. It is reported that the reason for the break up was a difference of opinion over whether to start a family. (Photo by Brenda Chase/Online)
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370187 01: FILE PHOTO: Hugh Grant talks about his arrest on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' in this file photo dated July 10, 1995 in Burbank, CA. Grant and his girlfriend of 13 years, Elizabeth Hurley have decided to call it quits May 23, 2000. It is reported that the reason for the break up was a difference of opinion over whether to start a family. (Photo courtesy of NBC)
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349369 25: Hugh Grant stands with Elizabeth Hurley at the VH1 Divas Live concert April 13, 1999 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The concert was organized as a benefit for VH1's 'Save the Music' which helps children discover music in public schools. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
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It happened when actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who was also visiting the late night show, talked about her semi-psychic abilities.

"When I was a child, I could pretty accurately predict people's pregnancies, what the gender of their baby was going to be," she admitted.

"Oh God, predict mine. They're out of control," Grant said.

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"How many kids do you have?" she asked.

"Well, four at the last count, but I can't stop. If you feel anything coming off me, let me know," the celeb dad quipped.

Grant welcomed his fourth child this past December. He has had two children with ex Tinglan Hong and two with Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein.

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