Oscar De La Hoya recently admitted in a television interview with Univision that he battled drug addiction and contemplated suicide.

Oscar De La Hoya had a very successful boxing career.  The "Golden Boy" won 10 world titles in six divisions.  He was a wildly popular fighter.  It might come as a surprise to some that he recently admitted to thoughts of taking his own life.

"Rock bottom was recently," De La Hoya told television network Univision.  "Within a 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."

De La Hoya mentioned that he has been sober for three months after joining Alcoholics Anonymous.  He also mentioned that he had been unfaithful to his wife.  "We are obviously not talking a Tiger Woods here, but I was unfaithful."  By the way, I love how Tiger Woods just became an adjective to describe a full-blown sex scandal.

"There were drugs, my drug of choice was cocaine and alcohol, hmm.  Cocaine was recent, the last two years, last 2½ years, and I depended more on the alcohol than the cocaine," De La Hoya said.  "It took me to a place where I felt safe, it took me to a place where I felt as if nobody can say anything to me, it took me to a place where I just can reach out and grab my mom."

Hopefully, De La Hoya has turned the corner on addiction and never considers killing himself again.


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