Football hero Dean Windass heads to rehab after two suicide attempts
Hull City hero Dean Windass has revealed he attempted to take his own life twice in the last week after "hitting rock bottom".
The football star, who scored the winning goal in the 2008 play-off final against Bristol City to take the Tigers up to the Premier for the first time, admits he has struggled to deal with retirement from the game.
In an interview with a Sunday newspaper, he said: "Just over a week ago, I hit rock bottom and decided to end it all.
"I first took an overdose and when that didn't work, I tried to hang myself.
"I felt so alone and believed I had nothing to live for.
"I need to sort myself out which is why I'm speaking out now."
Dean is now going into rehab to try and sort out his depression and alcohol problems.
He will spend 26 days at the Sporting Chance Clinic in Hampshire, set up by fellow footballer Tony Adams.