Nick Kyrgios ‘escaped control’ over drinks and drugs, quarreled with his family and ‘cut and burned’ himself during the psychic turmoil of 2019 before defeating his demons
- Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios spoke about his struggles for mental health
- The 27-year-old is one of the most controversial figures in the sport lately
- Kyrgios said he was ‘out of control’ and consumed drinks and drugs
- He admitted to injuring himself in 2019, but has now found a greater balance in his life
- Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or Kid’s Helpline on 1800 551 800
Nick Kyrgios lifted the lid of his 2019 fight over drugs, drugs and self-harm with a tennis superstar who now finds more balance on and off the court after defeating his mental demons.
Kyrgios is one of the most controversial figures in the sport with his nonsense about the division of opinions, while many fans believe that the Australian gun has yet to unleash its enormous potential.
Tennis struggles for tennis have been in the spotlight since Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open last year, and Kyrgios – as one of the most talked about sports stars – has had to contend with a huge amount of negativity directed his way.
Now, the 27-year-old has opened his personal fight away from the court, which is very interesting The wide world of sports that he resorted to self-harm during his mental struggle with alcohol and drugs in 2019.
‘It was very serious, to the point of self-harm and it’s not okay,’ he said. ‘I guess I pushed away everyone who cared about me and didn’t communicate, and I just shut down real life and tried to deal with my problems directly.
‘I abused a lot of alcohol, drugs and it got out of hand. Now I can barely drink – I literally drink a glass of wine at dinner. It was the initial kind of thing I had to clean up a bit and then rebuild my relationship with my family and acquire healthier habits like the basics; like diet, good sleep, try to train a little more and that was it. I think COVID helped me a lot with that. ‘
Kyrgios admits he felt ‘worthless’ and struggled to dismiss the feeling of ‘betraying people all the time’, leading to episodes in which he ‘cut and burn’.
Australian tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios has opened up to his mental health issues
The 27-year-old is one of the most controversial figures in the sport and certainly shares opinions
Kyrgios admits that he had mental struggles with alcohol and drugs and that he injured himself by burning and cutting
‘I felt like I was cheating people all the time,’ he said. ‘I felt worthless to be honest, I didn’t feel comfortable, I hated my life at one point.
‘I cut, burned, just pretty fucked up with ***. It was so dark that I kind of liked it too, like asking people to do it and stuff. What doesn’t kill you makes you someone else’s (and stronger). I’m still a little cooked. ‘
While Kyrgios ’personality is compared to that of John McEnroe, the Australian had to learn to deal with the constant attention and‘ hot ’hotas of fans on the internet – a trend he considers to be a‘ very big problem in society ’.
‘It’s a very big problem in society,’ he said. ‘Everyone thinks their two cents are relevant to someone else’s life. You don’t live their lives so how do you know what they should be doing or how they feel about the issues they are dealing with there.
Now the Australian is in a happier space and finds a greater balance in life
He is credited with the influence of the girl Costeen Hatzi who helped him defeat his mental demons
‘If you find that peace in yourself, you don’t have to please anyone else – the results are coming. People will always have their opinion. ‘
Kyrgios is now in a more positive position and attributes the influence to his girlfriend Costeen Hatzi. His character has shone lately and has become one of the most respected figures in the sport – entertaining fans after making fun of Hollywood A-list Ben Stiller during a match earlier this year.
He also triumphed at home in January, winning the men’s doubles at the Australian Open with lifelong friend Thanasi Kokkinakis.
‘I love that sport; I am a great student of the game and I enjoy watching tennis from time to time, ‘he said. “I like it to some extent; it is my life and I have dedicated hours and hours that I will never give back. ‘
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