'I didn't want to be alive': Michael Phelps reveals he wanted to commit suicide after the 2012 Olympics as he opens up about his years-long battle with depression



Michael Phelps has revealed he contemplated suicide after winning gold at the height of his career in the 2012 Olympics.
The champion swimmer, 32, opened up about his years-long battle with depression for the first time in an interview this week, recalling the agonizing lows he battled through after each major tournament since 2004.
Phelps finally sought help in 2012 when two DUIs and a public foray into drug abuse tainted his all-American image, leaving the most-decorated athlete wanting to take his own life.
Now the father-of-one, whose wife Nicole Johnson, 32, is expecting their second... read more

 
19 January 2018 in Health, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail
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