Kyrgios Contemplated Suicide, Hospitalized After 2019 Wimbledon Loss
Kyrgios Contemplated Suicide: Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has opened up about his struggles with mental health, revealing that after his defeat at Wimbledon in 2019, he experienced suicidal thoughts and spent time in a psychiatric ward in London to seek help.
Kyrgios admitted to engaging in destructive behaviors such as drinking and drug abuse, which strained his relationships with family and friends.
He expressed his dislike for the person he had become and cited the pressure and expectations of being in the spotlight as factors that contributed to his struggles. Since reaching the Wimbledon final in 2022 and losing to Novak Djokovic, Kyrgios has faced injuries and had limited participation in tournaments.
He recently returned to the tour but was eliminated in the first round in Stuttgart. Earlier this year, Kyrgios pled guilty to a charge of common assault against his ex-girlfriend and apologized for his actions, acknowledging that he was not in a good place mentally at the time.
His psychologist confirmed that he had experienced major depressive episodes and resorted to alcohol and drugs as coping mechanisms.
Despite his past struggles, Kyrgios emphasized the importance of seeking help and working on oneself for improved mental well-being.