ALEX HEINKE reports.
NRL star Andrew Fifita has revealed on Channel Nine’s The Footy Show he attempted suicide by trying to jump out of a high-rise building on the Gold Coast last October.
The Sharks and Blues forward revealed his struggles saying the pressure to perform and win football games was a catalyst as his battle with his mental heath spiraled out of control.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Fifita began having suicidal thoughts over the pressures of his professional sporting career and last October while on the Gold Coast, he attempted to end his life by throwing himself out of a high-rise building.
But he was saved when another person in the room managed to grab his legs and pull him back inside.
This comes after Andrew and twin brother David hit headlines recently over indiscretions at junior matches.
The Penrith and District Junior Rugby League tabled a complaint to Cronulla after the banned duo turned up to watch matches in the region last weekend.
The twins copped six-week NRL bans for an incident at an A-grade match in Sydney’s west last month, with the former also receiving a $30,000 fine for referee abuse.