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It’s been a challenging path for former Kentucky Wildcats superstar John Wall to make his NBA return, as injuries have led to him appearing in just 40 games over the past three seasons.
That’s only the tip of the iceberg of pain Wall has endured physically and mentally, as he lost his mother to cancer in 2019, and his grandmother passed away a year later.
In a recent interview with Clutch Points, Wall admitted that the pain he was going through led to him contemplating suicide.
“At one point, I thought about committing suicide. Between tearing my Achilles, my mom being sick, my mom passing, my grandma passing a year later, all of this in the midst of COVID.”
Thankfully, Wall was able to get help from a therapist and eventually battle his way out of the darkness that nearly consumed him.
“I had to go find a therapist. A lot of people think they don’t need help, they can get through things, but you’ve got to be true to yourself and find what’s best for you. I did that,” Wall said.
“I thought about committing suicide. Tearing my Achilles, my mom passing, my grandma dying a year later, in the midst of COVID. Me going to chemotherapy, sitting by my mom taking her last breaths wearing the same clothes for 3 days straight.”— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) August 29, 2022
John Wall on his last 2-3 years pic.twitter.com/Kr01c2lqrb
"A lot of people say you look good on paper. A lot of guys, we're at an age in our careers where we just wanna win. Ain't about trying to be the best player, trying to lead the team in scoring, or trying to be MVP."— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) August 29, 2022
John Wall on joining Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, & the Clippers pic.twitter.com/hqDVEFTmb2
Wall will now look to get his NBA career back on track with the Los Angeles Clippers. But regardless of how that goes, it’s wonderful to hear Wall was able to fight his demons and is now in a much better place in his life. Here’s to hoping it continues moving in a positive direction for Wall and his family.
And if anyone is ever struggling like this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to others for help. You’re worth it!
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John Wall admits to having suicidal thoughts amid Achilles tear, deaths of mother and grandmother
“A lot of people think I don’t need help I can get through it at anytime, but you gotta be true to yourself and find out what’s best for you.”
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