Former boxer, Oscar De La Hoya, recently opened up about his perils with addiction and his recent trip to rehab. Stating in an interview with Univision , "Rock Bottom was recently..."
"The Golden Boy", spoke about spiraling downward and the effects on his personal life caused by drug and alcohol abuse; adding that he considered suicide. "Within couple of years, just thinking if my life was even worth it. I don't have the strength, I don't have the courage to take my own life but I was thinking about it."
His drugs of choice were cocaine and alcohol. De La Hoya has been sober for 3 and a half months and admits he was unfaithful to his wife during that time but, "We are obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here."
The current boxing promoter, retired in 2009 after a 16-year career and 10 world titles. It takes a lot of courage to own up and correct flaws, De La Hoya is doing just that. With the continued support of family and friends, we all wish him a speedy recovery!