London: Former Marks & Spencer supermodel Noemie Lenoir was found unconscious in the woods outside her former flame/soccer star Claude Makelele’s home in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, near Paris, after allegedly trying to commit suicide.
The beauty, depressed over her current boyfriend Carl Hirschmann being linked to a sex blackmail plot, had taken a cocktail of drink and drugs.
She reportedly called an ambulance but cancelled it minutes later.
"She was in a state of great distress and very ill,” the Sun quoted a source close to her, as saying.
The insider added: "She had clearly attempted to harm herself and had fallen unconscious. She was rushed to hospital and treated for the effects of poisoning. It seems she tried to commit suicide as a cry for help. She`s now recovering."
A police source said: "She had consumed a significant quantity of drugs and alcohol. The reasons behind her actions are currently not clear."
Lenoir’s Swiss lover Hirschmann has been accused of filming models performing sex acts, then threatening to publish the tapes on the internet.
A pal said: "Noemie is spending all of her spare time going to see him in Zurich. Knowing that he`s involved in such a serious case is tearing her apart.
"It`s a living hell and often Noemie doesn`t know which way to turn. The truth is that she is besotted with him.
"Many of the allegations are coming from beautiful young women just like her. It`s almost too much to bear."
Lenoir’s career, seemingly, hasn’t been rolling after M&S cancelled her contract 12 months ago.
However, M&S spokesman said: "We`re very sorry to hear about this and wish Noemie a very speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with her and her family."
Lenoir has a five -year-old son, Kelyan, with Makelele. She parted ways with the midfielder after rumours of his cheating surfaced. But they still maintain a cordial relationship.