"Fotbollsprofilen broke down during a tv-recording: ”Is that a cocaine-dependent, although a lot more expensive.”"
"Paul Merson lined up in a british tv program to try to get to grips with their physical illness. "
"It ended up being the 50-year-old fotbollsikonen missed recordings, and finally broke down in an open cry for help for his gambling addiction. "
"– My life has collapsed, " says Merson."
"Paul Merson is one of 13 old English fotbollshjältar which, under the leadership of the football coach, Harry Redknapp, will be in physical form again in the british ITV programme ”Harry's Heroes”. But during the filming, 50-year-old to finally not hide his relapse into addiction. "
"On the way to a inspelningstillfälle with ITV broke Merson together in a taxi and admitted to his relapse. "
"Merson says that he during the 1990s, played, drank and knarkade away the equivalent of 86 million. Fotbollsikonen, including 327 league games for Arsenal and 21 caps for England on his cv, has also previously gone through treatment for the problems."
"– It is so exhausting that it is inconceivable. It is a mental torment to just sit there and try to come up with was I should come over more money to fund it. It literally is like a cocaine addiction. Just so. But with cocaine, you would never be able to spend this kind of money. It is impossible, " says Merson in the program according to The Sun."
"Paul Merson tells us that he laid down his first games as a 16-year-old and can still get the credit of the british bookmakers, although his problems are well known. In the program may Merson the help of Drewe Broughton, another former professional player who struggled with a gambling addiction, to take a first step towards becoming healthy again. "
"– I really have problems right now, with the gambling. I'm back in the same place where I was several years ago. It is as if I play constant again now, and I do not like about myself. It scares me. My life should be good. I have two wonderful children and an amazing wife. My life should be good, " says Merson and says:"
"– My life has collapsed. I've had enough."
"✓ Read more about gambling addiction and get help on the support line."