During a two-year battle with drugs and alcohol, Former boxing great Oscar De La Hoya came close to committing suicide after hitting “rock bottom” during a two-year battle with drugs and alcohol.
The retired fighter, who verified the nickname The Golden Boy, it helps in a rehabilitation center in California in May for a drug problem.
At search time, he refused to reveal details of the exact cause of his dependence, but it is now come clean, says about the extent of his personal problems in a frank interview with the language network Univision. He Spanish television. “There were drugs, my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol, cocaine has recently been the last two years to two-and-a-half– I go by alcohol than cocaine. ”
De La Hoya admits addiction was the beginning of a downward spiral and he was left with thoughts of suicide in its worst days.
He continues: “Rock Bottom recently thought a few years if my life was worth, I have not the strength, I have not the courage to take my own life, but I thought .”
De La Hoya married Puerto Rican singer and actress Millie Corretjer was unraveling and even he admitted cheating on his wife of 10 years – but the couple returned after a brief separation.
Former boxing champion helped the rehabilitation claims passage of turning his life around and is now 3 months sober support by using Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. De La Hoya was one of the most revered boxers in the late 1990s. He left the ring in 2009.