The 31-year-old beauty, who has enjoyed roles in films including Rush Hour 3 and After the Sunset, was found unconscious in woodland in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France, after allegedly ingesting a cocktail of drugs and alcohol.
The star has confessed she was battling "a very deep depression" and felt "really alone" after moving to Paris to be with former soccer star boyfriend Claude Makelele, the father of her six-year-old son, Kelyan.
She tells Britain's Guardian Weekend magazine, "Last May I did something really, really stupid. I came straight from New York to living in Claude's house (in Paris), and I really wanted it to work, and it didn't work out. He hurt me... so I decided... It was like a bad, bad depression, a very deep depression. I felt really alone.
"After I tried to kill myself, when I woke up, I finally realised: Claude is not the man for me."
Lenoir admits she was also racked with guilt about not being "good enough" for her son prior to her suicide bid.
She adds, "People say, 'Didn't she think about her son?' But they don't understand. I love my son so much. But I didn't think I was good enough, I thought I was poison. Poison for me and poison for him. When I was depressed I felt like I was poisoning his life by being in it.
"I thought he would be better with his dad and my mum to look after him. I didn't realise I was hurting anyone, until I woke up in the hospital and saw my mum crying."
The 31-year-old beauty, who has enjoyed roles in films including Rush Hour 3 and After the Sunset, is said to be on the road to recovery with the help of her new boyfriend, filmmaker Jean Paul Rouve.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Jean Paul makes her laugh and has given her a new lease of life."
Last May (10), the model was found unconscious in woodland in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France, after allegedly ingesting a cocktail of drugs and alcohol.
Lenoir has a six-year-old son, Kelyan, with her former soccer star boyfriend Claude Makelele, and was previously romantically linked to rap mogul Russell Simmons.
The 30 year old, who has enjoyed roles in films including Rush Hour 3 and After the Sunset, is believed to have collapsed after ingesting a cocktail of drugs and alcohol.
A man walking his dog found the model in woods outside the home of her on/off soccer star boyfriend Claude Makelele in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France on Sunday (09May10). She was later admitted to a medical facility in Paris.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mail, "After coming to, Noemie was in a state of great distress and clearly very ill... She was rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for the effects of poisoning. She's now in a far better condition and recovering."
A spokesperson for police in Paris confirms, "A young woman age 30 was found unconscious in La Celle-Saint-Cloud on Sunday afternoon. She was rushed to hospital for treatment for the effects of an overdose. She is now recovering well."
Lenoir has a five-year-old son, Kelyan, with Makelele and was previously romantically linked to rap mogul Russell Simmons.