Rooney, the current coach of Derby County, said that he had suffered from several severe mental health disorders, due to excessive drinking.
The retired football star admitted that he was afraid to endanger his life or the lives of other people, and when asked about how far this habit would take him, he answered without hesitation: “To death.”
He pointed out, in statements to the BBC, to the dangers of driving a car while drunk, “which I have done”, although he is aware that it may harm oneself and others.
The 36-year-old continued, “I was aware that I needed help so I could keep my family. 10 or 15 years ago I couldn’t tell myself I had alcohol, I had mental health problems. I couldn’t do that.”
Rooney also touched on stations from his childhood, and the quarrels and violence in them.
He spoke of more than one occasion in which he sustained injuries due to a street fight, between swelling around the eye and a broken jaw.
Rooney is one of the most prominent players in the history of English football and Manchester United, who played in his shirt for 13 years, knowing that he has 120 international matches, during which he scored 53 goals.