Irish Mirror | Sharon McGowan
Ireland soccer star Jason McAteer has revealed he contemplated ending his own life by driving into traffic.
The 45-year-old sportsman speaks about his struggle with depression after retiring from professional football in his new book.
The former Liverpool player confessed that at his lowest point, he thought about committing suicide by causing a car crash in the Mersey tunnel.
He said: “I kept having these thoughts like, ‘F*** it, I can’t be arsed any more.’
“I was driving through the Mersey tunnel this day and the cars on the other side of the road are heading towards me and I just thought, ‘If I just give it one of them right now and go right across the road the cars will smash into me and that’ll be it.’”