‘I drank to attempt to disguise every little thing’: Former England star Alex Scott reveals she turned to alcohol to cope with sickening on-line abuse after retiring from the pitch and shifting into punditry
Former participant and now soccer pundit Alex Scott has opened up on on-line abuseThe 35-year-old says she turned to alcohol to assist cope with social media trollingScott was chatting with Troy Deeney, who additionally revealed his sleeping issues
Ex-England worldwide Alex Scott has opened up on how social media abuse made her flip to alcohol since her retirement from soccer.
Scott is now a revered pundit on each the BBC and Sky Sports activities and has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing following an esteemed enjoying profession for each Arsenal and her nation.
However in dialog with Watford captain Troy Deeney as a part of the Heads Up marketing campaign specializing in psychological well being, the 35-year-old revealed the extent to which the web ‘trolling’ affected her.
Ex-England worldwide Alex Scott revealed she turned to alcohol within the wake of on-line abuse
The 35-year-old is a soccer pundit on each BBC Sport (pictured) and Sky Sports activities protection
‘Once I retired, getting trolled, I discovered that I used to be turning to drink to attempt to disguise every little thing, disguise what I used to be feeling,’ she mentioned.
‘I did not inform anybody, I did not inform my mum as a result of I did not need her to fret or put that stress on her. I used to be simply that particular person (who thought) “I can take care of myself, I can cope with stuff” however clearly generally that is the incorrect manner.
‘I acquired to a darkish place and it was over Christmas, that is once I was like “I can not keep it up like this, it isn’t me, I would like to hunt assist” and that led me into remedy.
Scott was speaking to Troy Deeney as a part of a sequence of movies for the Heads Up marketing campaign
‘I need to take that stigma away from it. Now once I discuss psychological well being, right away I am smiling as a result of I do know what it is finished for me to depart that place. I am content material.
‘I am joyful, and I’ve used the instruments that I’ve realized to be in that place.’
Deeney, in the meantime, admits he additionally turned to drink and has acquired remedy to fight his sleeping issues.
The Watford captain admitted he went to remedy classes to assist issues with sleeping
‘I understood that once I began talking I slept simpler,’ he added.
‘I used to dwell on 4 hours’ sleep. When I’ve a remedy session I will sleep for 10 hours, as a result of I am knackered, nevertheless it’s all the load popping out of me.’