Ian Thorpe admitted to hospital to battle depression and alcohol abuse


UPDATE! Ian Thorpe’s management now denies this story

Read The Herald Sun

Ian Thorpe – Australia’s greatest Olympian – has been admitted to a Sydney hospital to fight his decade-long battle with depression and alcohol abuse.


Family members have revealed Thorpe was injured in a fall earlier this week before they sought medical help, and he was admitted to hospital on Wednesday night. The 31-year-old remains under the care of specialists, facing a long, lonely battle to find a settled life after swimming and his failed comeback attempt for the London Olympics.

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Ian Thorpe, photo courtesy of mtlin, cc by-nc-nd




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