‘I’ve self-harmed’: Nick Kyrgios opens up about mental health struggles on tennis tour

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In a powerful Instagram Q&A on Tuesday, Nick Kyrgios has opened up on his mental health struggles during the tennis tour in the hopes he can break stigmas around the issue.

Kyrgios shared how during his darkest times he self-harmed on the tour.

“No one knows what I’ve gone through, all the struggles I’ve overcome,” Kyrgios said, according to The Australian.

Nick Kyrgios.

“I’ve self-harmed, was having dark thoughts about life. I always have my back and have all the confidence in the world. I lean on my loved ones.”

Kyrgios added that he struggles the most with being away from home and his family, and that he is happier when back in Canberra.

Kyrgios opens up about her mental health battles.

“I pushed everyone who was close to me away and I fell out with people and that’s something I’d never want again,” the 26-year-old said.

Kyrgios recently won the Australian Open men’s doubles title with Thanasi Kokkinakis. He is currently in the USA where he is expected to contest a number of tournaments before heading to Chile.

Source: The Australian.

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