In a recent interview withÂ Graham Bensinger, Sheckler detailed how Phelps played a part in him committing to sobriety after falling into relapse.
“That he had been through a similar situation and that he knew exactly what I was feeling and he had been there, and he could relate,” Sheckler said when asked about a phone call he shared with Phelps.
“When I got [him] calling me and taking time out of his day to give me hope, experience, strength, I was like, ‘Bro, all right, I can do it. I can do this,’ ” he continued.See People
Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler Says Michael Phelps Helped Him Stay Sober: ‘He Could Relate’