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Oscar De La Hoya admits cocaine use and cheating on his wife

Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya admits having a drug addiction, contemplating suicide,  and cheating on his wife.
Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya admits having a drug addiction, contemplating suicide, and cheating on his wife.
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Former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya confessed he has been battling a drug addiction in an interview with Univision. He is currently in treatment and is attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He has been sober for the last 3 months.

During the Univision interview De La Hoya said, "There were drugs, my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol. Cocaine was recent. The last 2 years, last 2-and-a-half years and I depended more on the alcohol than the cocaine."

De La Hoya has also admitted cheating on his wife. The couple separated for a while.

"We are obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful," De La Hoya said.

De La Hoya also confessed he contemplated suicide. He said, “I don't have the courage to take my own life but I was thinking about it."

De La Hoya said, “rock bottom was recently,"

We wish Oscar De La Hoya the best with his recovery.

Oscar De La Hoya retired from boxing in 2009.

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