Michael Phelps Opens Up About DUI Arrests & Rehab in New Interview
“It’s probably the most afraid I’ve ever felt in my life,” the 30-year-old Olympic gold medalist told Sports Illustrated.
“Mentally, I was over,” the swimmer said of the 2008 Olympics. “I didn’t want to do it anymore. I forced myself to do something that I really didn’t want to do anymore. I was in a really dark place, not wanting to be alive anymore. I look back now, I lived in a bubble for a long time. I wound up uncovering a lot of things about myself. . . I saw myself as the athlete that I was, but not as a human being.” Michael was arrested in September of 2014 for the second time and charged with a DUI.
Michael is currently training for the 2016 Rio Olympics. He is a 22-time medalist in swimming.