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Brendan Fevola (just with partner) has revealed how he was drawn from the depths of depression
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Brendan Fevola revealed how he was, taken from the depths of the depression when he gambled against a gambling addiction and alcoholism after a fight with his wife.

The former AFL star admitted that he did not realize the extent of his mental health problems & # 39; until he was saved & # 39; & # 39; by former Brisbane Lions Coach Alex Voss.

& # 39; I didn't really know that there was too much wrong, I was doing in my own bubble what I thought was something I loved that was footy, & # 39; Fevola said What is your problem podcast.

& # 39; Then I got hurt and a lot happened in my life because you said divorce is an important factor, my wife left me. & # 39;

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Fevola, a true star of the game, was never far from controversy during his AFL career.

Brendan Fevola (just with partner) has revealed how he was drawn from the depths of depression

Brendan Fevola (just with partner) has revealed how he was drawn from the depths of depression

Fevola split from his wife Alex in 2006, after 14 months of marriage

Fevola split from his wife Alex in 2006, after 14 months of marriage

Fevola split from his wife Alex in 2006, after 14 months of marriage

Fevola and his on-again-off-again wife (pictured in 2007) reconciled for the official signing of divorce papers in 2014
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Fevola and his on-again-off-again wife (pictured in 2007) reconciled for the official signing of divorce papers in 2014

Fevola and his on-again-off-again wife (pictured in 2007) reconciled for the official signing of divorce papers in 2014

He split from his wife Alex in 2006, after 14 months of marriage, after accusing him of having a relationship with model Lara Bingle.

Fevola and his on-again-off-again wife reconciled for the official signing of divorce papers in 2014.

Fevola told the podcast that he was in Brisbane when he decided to open up to the former Lions coach, despite good relationships with earlier mentors.

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& # 39; He didn't know me so well, but he knew something wasn't right, because things got a little derailed, the wheels started to fall off, & # 39; said Fevola.

& # 39; I just felt that Vossy was that guy – I don't think he likes me much more – I felt like he was a good listener and he could help me. & # 39;

Fevola admitted it was rather & # 39; weird & # 39; was how he shared everything with Voss, with whom he has not spoken since his departure from the Lions.

& # 39; I didn't really know there was too much wrong, I was busy in my own bubble doing what I thought was something that I thought was footy & # 39 ;, Fevola (pictured with partner Alex) told podcast What is your problem?

& # 39; I didn't really know there was too much wrong, I was busy in my own bubble doing what I thought was something that I thought was footy & # 39 ;, Fevola (pictured with partner Alex) told podcast What is your problem?

& # 39; I didn't really know there was too much wrong, I was busy in my own bubble doing what I thought was something that I thought was footy & # 39 ;, Fevola (pictured with partner Alex) told podcast What is your problem?

& # 39; Then I got hurt and many things happened in my life, like you said divorce is an important factor, my wife left me behind, & # 39; said Fevola.
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& # 39; Then I got hurt and many things happened in my life, like you said divorce is an important factor, my wife left me behind, & # 39; said Fevola.

& # 39; Then I got hurt and many things happened in my life, like you said divorce is an important factor, my wife left me behind, & # 39; said Fevola.

Fevola, a true star of the game, was never far from controversy during his AFL career

Fevola, a true star of the game, was never far from controversy during his AFL career

Fevola, a true star of the game, was never far from controversy during his AFL career

Voss told Fevola that it was time to get help, which & # 39; as if 100 kg had been taken off my shoulders & # 39; used to be.

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& # 39; He said we need some help, we'll do this, we'll do that and God, I felt great, & # 39; said Fevola.

& # 39; Finally I said this was what happened, I kicked it and I did it and I lost so much money, this is what happened to my wife. & # 39;

Fevola checked in at the beginning of 2011 in the New Farm mental health clinic.

& # 39; I should have been there seven days, ended up there for about 70 so there were a few issues that I didn't really know because I never spoke about it, it was all drunk inside, & # 39; he said.

The former AFL star admitted that he did not realize the extent of his mental health problems & # 39; until he was rescued by the former Brisbane Lions Coach Alex Voss (right)

The former AFL star admitted that he did not realize the extent of his mental health problems & # 39; until he was rescued by former Brisbane Lions Coach Alex Voss (right)

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The former AFL star admitted that he did not realize the extent of his mental health problems & # 39; until he was rescued by former Brisbane Lions Coach Alex Voss (right)

Fevola told the podcast that he was in Brisbane when he decided to open up to the former Lions coach, despite the fact that he had good relationships with other coaches

Fevola told the podcast that he was in Brisbane when he decided to open up to the former Lions coach, despite the fact that he had good relationships with other coaches

Fevola told the podcast that he was in Brisbane when he decided to open up to the former Lions coach, despite the fact that he had good relationships with other coaches

Fevola said that after his stay at the mental health clinic from a & # 39; better person & # 39; came where he learned to fix

Fevola said that after his stay at the mental health clinic from a & # 39; better person & # 39; came where he learned to fix

Fevola said that after his stay at the mental health clinic from a & # 39; better person & # 39; came where he learned to fix

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Fevola remembered that he & # 39; hammered & # 39; was by the media when he first entered the clinic, with reports that he & # 39; weak & # 39; was unable to cope.

He added that the media has come a long way to report how athletes fall victim to mental health struggles.

Fevola said that after his stay at the clinic he was from a & # 39; better person & # 39; came where he learned to fix up.

& # 39; It was literally the best thing that ever happened to me, because it got everything out & # 39 ;, he said.

He believes he had a purpose during his stay in the clinic because he was able to help another patient who was dressed in black and would sit alone.

& # 39; It was literally the best thing that ever happened to me because it got everything out & # 39 ;, Fevola said about the mental health facility
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& # 39; It was literally the best thing that ever happened to me because it got everything out & # 39 ;, Fevola said about the mental health facility

& # 39; It was literally the best thing that ever happened to me because it got everything out & # 39 ;, Fevola said about the mental health facility

Two years after his divorce in 2014, Fevola announced that he was engaged to his ex-wife

Two years after his divorce in 2014, Fevola announced that he was engaged to his ex-wife

Two years after his divorce in 2014, Fevola announced that he was engaged to his ex-wife

After a few weeks at the facility, Fevola said the woman started to dress in color and came into contact with other patients when the duo became friends.

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Fevola knew when it was time to leave the clinic because he had to go back to his three daughters and ex-wife who needed him at home.

Two years after his divorce, Fevola announced that he was engaged to his ex-wife and they welcomed their fourth child in 2018.

Fevola and Alex share two other children, daughters Leni, 12, and Lulu, eight.

The footy star is also a stepfather of Alex & # 39; s teenage daughter, Mia, from a previous relationship.

Fevola played one season for the Lions and retired from AFL in 2011.

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He previously played for Carlton, where he shot 575 goals in a ten-year stint in the club.

The couple welcomed their fourth child in 2018. Fevola and Alex share two other children: daughters Leni, 12, and Lulu, eight. The footy star is also a stepfather of Alex & # 39; s teenage daughter from a previous relationship, Mia

The couple welcomed their fourth child in 2018. Fevola and Alex share two other children: daughters Leni, 12, and Lulu, eight. The footy star is also a stepfather of Alex & # 39; s teenage daughter from a previous relationship, Mia

The couple welcomed their fourth child in 2018. Fevola and Alex share two other children: daughters Leni, 12, and Lulu, eight. The footy star is also a stepfather of Alex & # 39; s teenage daughter from a previous relationship, Mia

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