Roy Keane explains the frank but necessary process of giving up alcohol
"You have to go to rock bottom."
On the latest episode of the Stick to Football podcast, the snooker legend was the guest and the conversation covered everything from sport to mental health, and eventually the topic of drinking alcohol came up.
Roy Keane explains the frank but necessary process of giving up alcohol.
When the seven time world champion was sharing his tales of struggling with alcohol at moments, it prompted Ian Wright to ask Keane how do you get to a point when you decide to stop?
“Well there mightn’t be a particular day for anybody", explained Keane.
"You might just get to a stage where you're not enjoying it anymore or you get to a tipping point. You might get to rock bottom and go ‘I’m not enjoying it anymore’ or upsetting people around you or you go ‘I’ve had enough of it’.
"Sometimes, it is as simple as that but you have to get there. I think you have to go easy on yourself Ronnie, you’re on about there the regrets. But sometimes, you have to go to these places. You have to go these places.
“Again, as if I know what I'm talking about. But you do, you have to go to rock bottom to say ‘here this is not for me’ and you know you had some great times but when you stop enjoying it then it's time to…”
“Throw the towel in,” O’Sullivan replied.
Keane has talked before about how he decided not drink anymore, and now in this very raw and candid interview with O'Sullivan, the two sporting stars share some great insights on how to battle your demons.
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