Hugh Laurie suffering from mild depression

British actor Hugh Laurie returned to work Monday after taking a sudden trip home to England for undisclosed family issues. On October 25, Laurie told producers he had to leave the LA set, promptly hopping on an afternoon flight to London, where his wife, Jo, and their three children reside. At the time, a show rep said, "Hugh had family obligations in England to attend to, but production is continuing in his absence." But in a revealing interview in Sunday's Sydney Daily Telegraph, the Emmy-nominated star - who recently became one of the highest paid actors on TV - admitted he is battling "mild depression" and continues to see a therapist periodically. Not only does he miss his family, but he also said he was "drained" by the show's overnight success and the 14-hour, five-days-a-week demands of the job. "I'm always thinking about the show," he told the paper. "I'm too neurotic and too anal and too convinced that we're going to fail to relax. Every show we do, every scene we shoot, is a disaster, I'm convinced of it... I go home at the end of the day and my head is full of all the mistakes I've made... I beat myself up about what I've stuffed up the day is before. I'm looking for things to go wrong. I'm not rejoicing or lying back and enjoying."

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