Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett has left rehab saying he feels proud he had the courage to seek treatment for a sleeping pill addiction.The triple gold medallist spoke about his experience at Los Angeles Airport on Wednesday for the first time since checking himself into a US rehab centre five weeks ago.
He had been battling a dependency on the controversial Stilnox medication.
“It just gets to a situation in life where you’re not coping too well, and you need to put your hand up and ask for help – I certainly got to that situation,’’ Hackett told Channel Nine.
“I feel proud of myself that I had the strength and courage to do that, because I want to have a great and happy life ahead of me.
“I want to be a great father and I want to do all those things properly.
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