Michael Phelps: I wanted to commit suicide after London Olympics

Updated: Jan 21, 2018, 16:36 IST | Agencies

US swimming great Michael Phelps, 32, revealed that he has battled depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics

Michael Phelps and wife Nicole Johnson
Michael Phelps and wife Nicole Johnson

US swimming great Michael Phelps, 32, revealed that he has battled depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics. Speaking at a mental health conference in Chicago recently, the 23-time Olympic gold medal-winner said: "After every Olympics I fell into a major state of depression," the 32-year-old Phelps said. Phelps said he reached rock bottom following the 2012 Olympics in London, where he won four gold medals and two silver.

"For four days he remained in his room without food or sleep. "I didn't want to be in the sport anymore. I didn't want to be alive. You do contemplate suicide," added Phelps, who married Nicole Johnson in June 2016 and has a soon, Boomer, with her.

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