Steve Thompson, Rugby World Cup winner says he was placed on suicide watch after he suffered from early-onset dementia.
According to them, repeated blows to their heads are the cause of their dementia.
“I find that sometimes I think the best selfish thing to do for myself is to just kill myself. Thompson: “That's what it can do to me.” told the Mail.
Thompson stated that he was placed on suicide watch after he had traveled to a station in “a state”
“There's an express train that moves quickly and doesn't stop. It actually went through before I reached it. “I sat on it and bawled my eyes out,” said he.
“I am more afraid of the highs then the lows. I'm at my best when I'm high. Then I suddenly feel great and I have to disappoint everyone because I can't deliver on what I promised.
“I'll be honest, I wish that I had never played rugby.
Thompson was an active player for Northampton 195 times before moving to France to join Brive.
In a nine-year career, he won 73 England caps as well as three for the British or Irish Lions.
Although he was a forward in England's 2003 World Cup win, he told BBC in December 2020 that he couldn't remember any of the matches.
Thompson stated that he will donate his brainTo scientists who study brain trauma.
Thompson was diagnosed at King's College London by neurologists with early-onset dementia. He also had probable chronic trauma encephalopathy. This term is used to describe brain degeneration that has been likely caused by head trauma.
World Rugby pledged that 2022 would be the year in January. the year of player welfare in the sport.
The global governing body established a new concussion welfare plan2021: Support for ex-players and limiting full-contact trainingTo prevent injury.
Concussion was once again the topic of headlines in February, when a head injury organization highlighted it. questioned the decision to let Wales prop Tomas Francis continue playingAfter a collision during a Six Nations match.
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