Homeland’s David Harewood ‘sat on by six police officers’ during ‘terrifying’ sectioning

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David Harewood has recalled the second that he was sectioned in 1989 and mentioned that he was “terrified” through the ordeal.

The 54-year-old Homeland star mentioned that he was given a big dose of sedatives and sat on by cops after he had arrived at hospital.

Talking to Males’s Well being journal, David mentioned that nobody informed him what had occurred to him or what his prognosis can be.

He mentioned that he handed out after he was taken to hospital in north London the place he “jumped out of the automobile” and ran inside.

David Harewood as David Estes in season 2 of Homeland

David mentioned: “I began screaming on the prime of my voice.

“I do not keep in mind any of this, however my mates inform me that safety was referred to as.

“They got here down, took one have a look at me – this huge black man – and mentioned, ‘No means'”.

He continued: “They referred to as the police after which a number of officers turned up with riot shields and rushed me.”

They then “sat on me for hours”, he mentioned, including: “Docs pumped me stuffed with sedatives and, at one level, they requested, ‘Has he taken any medicine? As a result of we have given him sufficient sedatives to knock out a horse and he isn’t happening’.

“I used to be f***ing terrified. The ideas in my head have been telling me that the demons had caught me, so I believed I used to be combating for my life.”

David Harewood recalled the “terrifying” ordeal

David continued: “Bodily, what was taking place to me was that six policemen have been sitting on me.

“However in my thoughts, the devils had caught me, so I used to be resisting.”

He added that “I would be lifeless if I would been in America, little doubt about it”.

Final yr’s BBC Two documentary David Harewood: Psychosis And Me noticed the actor look again on his expertise of being sectioned on the age of 23.

*Learn the total interview within the November concern of Males’s Well being, on sale from Tuesday.

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