Welsh referee Nigel Owens stopped by the Ray D’Arcy Show in Ireland on Saturday, for what was an amusing yet moving discussion covering various facets of the 45-year-old’s life. While his famed on-field antics were talked about, Owens didn’t hold back in sharing details of his personal life.
Below is a short snippet from the show featuring some of his funnier moments, but in the full interview Owens talks a little bit about his rugby career, having refereed the 2015 Rugby World Cup final wearing his lucky pair of underwear, then opens up on his past troubles.
Owens is just one of two high profile stars of the sport that have openly spoken about their sexuality, and while life is good for the respected referee these days, it wasn’t always like that.
Depression, steroid abuse and an attempted suicide are things that Owens dealt with years back, but his message today is that nomatter what you are going through, accepting who you are and talking about it is crucial if there is to be a path to happiness and contentment.
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credit: RTE Ireland
Note: If the longer interview doesn’t work for you, you can try this link