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Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe: Rehab for 'crippling' depression

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe rehab for depression
Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe rehab for depression
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Olympic swimmer Ian Thorope entered rehab to deal with his depression issues, Inside the Games reported on Feb. 3.

According to the report, the Olympic great, who has won five gold medals for swimming, is seeking treatment after being found “disoriented.”

Olympic swimming Ian Thorpe checked into rehab after police found the Aussie athlete with a combination of antidepressants and medication for a shoulder injury.

Thorpe reportedly had a medical assessment in Sydney, Australia before checking into a treatment facility.
"He is in rehab for depression," his manager James Erskine said. "He hadn't had a drink. He had zero alcohol in him,” he added.

Ian shined at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. However, when he attempted to make a comeback in the 2012 Olympics in London he was not chosen for the Australian national team.

His autobiography states that he had spent much of his time dealing with his “crippling depression.”

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