Former Arsenal star and professional footballer Paul Merson has opened up on his struggle with alcohol and drug addiction as well as depression.
An emotional Merson disclosed this while speaking at the Sky Sports ‘heads up’ campaign.
The football legend said that at the time, he went around thinking he was Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, and that he wasn’t prepared to be a footballer which led to his addictions.
”I loved it, I sit here now and my life is completely different but when I was in my young-20s, it was brilliant. I loved it, it was the dream”