British boxing legend Ricky Hatton has revealed that he tried to kill himself on several occasions during his battle with depression.
Hatton, who retired in 2012, told BBC Sport: "I tried to kill myself several times. I used to go to the pub, come back, take the knife out and sit there in the dark crying hysterically.
"There were times when I hadn't had a drink for days and I'd still come home and if something went through my mind I'd start pondering something. It was the same outcome whether I was having a drink or wasn't having a drink.
"But in the end I thought I'll end up drinking myself to death because I was so miserable. I was coming off the rails with my drinking and that led to drugs. It was like a runaway train."
Hatton won the world light-welterweight and welterweight titles during his career.