The record breaking striker for both England and Manchester United Wayne Rooney was talking to the BBC ahead of his new Amazon prime documentary called ‘Rooney’ and the former Toffee player says that he struggled with alcohol and mental health.
“I knew I needed help, to save myself but also to save my family,” Rooney said.
“Ten, 15 years ago, I couldn’t go into a dressing room and say ‘I’m struggling with alcohol, I’m struggling mental health-wise’. I couldn’t do that.”
He added that he made many “mistakes”, saying: “That could have been girls, it could have been drink-driving, which I’ve done, it could have been killing someone – you could kill yourself – and that’s a bad place to be.”
Wayne Rooney: My binge drinking could have killed someone
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) February 9, 2022