Australian swim great Grant Hackett to seek help for mental issues

Feb 23, 2017, 08:23 IST | AFP

 Australian Olympic swimming great Grant Hackett says he will seek treatment overseas for mental health problems after what he called "the toughest week of my life"

Former Australian swimmer Grant Hackett 

Sydney: Australian Olympic swimming great Grant Hackett says he will seek treatment overseas for mental health problems after what he called "the toughest week of my life".

The 36-year-old, who went into hiding after his brief arrest last week following a family bust-up, released a statement thanking "mum and dad for helping me through the toughest week of my life".

"I know I have some mental health issues and I am seeking help here in Australia and I will be also going overseas," he said in the statement released late Tuesday. In 2014, he checked into a US rehabilitation clinic to treat an addiction to sleeping pills.

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