FOOTIE legend Stan Collymore has revealed depression keeps him bedridden for 20 hours a day.
The ex-Liverpool ace, 48, has has struggled with the condition since the late 1990s.
The ex-Liverpool ace, 48, has has struggled with the condition since the late 1990s[/caption]
He described his current battle in a harrowing series of Twitter posts on Wednesday morning.
He wrote: “Last 3 wks I’ve been in bed sleeping 20 hrs a day, stinking to high heaven, unable to wash.
“2nd worst bout of D of my life filled with a longing to never wake.
“Today I’m going to the gym. To fight back.
“If you’re struggling, you’re not alone, and it will pass. Stay in the game.”
He was soon deluged with support from the football community – as ex-teammates and former professionls tweeted messages of support.
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England legend Gary Lineker wrote: “Good luck fella.”
And former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland – who battled depression as a player – added: “Only way is too get up and get out there pal ,you can do it.”
Former Aston Villa teammate Mark Bosnich tweeted: “Get to the gym champ.”
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123, or visit Mind’s website.