Nick Kyrgios reveals his biggest regret is pushing away his loved ones when they were just trying to help him during the darkest period of his life. On Instagram, 28-year-old Kyrgios held a Q&A session with his fans. One fan wanted to know what is the thing in life that the Australian tennis star regrets the most. "Not fun but what's your biggest regret?" a fan asked Kyrgios.
Kyrgios answered: "Pushing away my loved ones when all they wanted you to do was help."
Kyrgios' dark period
In 2022 February, Kyrgios shared a lengthy post on Instagram.
In his post, Kyrgios publicly opened up about the time he was going through a really dark period. In 2019, Kyrgios was battling a major depressive episode and he revealed that at the time he was "abusing alcohol and drugs," all while pushing away his close ones.
Also, Kyrgios was self-harming himself and battling suicidal thoughts at the time. "Most would assume I was doing OK mentally or enjoying my life ... It was one of my darkest periods. If you look closely, on my right arm you can see my self-harm.
I was having suicidal thoughts and was literally struggling to get out of bed, let alone play in front of millions. I was lonely, depressed, negative, abusing alcohol, drugs, pushed away family and friends. I felt as if I couldn’t talk or trust anyone.
This was a result of not opening up and refusing to lean on my loved ones and simply just push myself little by little to be positive. I know that day to day life can seem extremely exhausting, impossible at times. I understand that you feel if you open up it may make you feel weak, or scared.
I’m telling you right now, it’s OK, you are not alone. I’ve been through those times when it seemed," Kyrgios wrote in an Instagram post in 2022 February. Kyrgios is now living a happy life and his decision to open up about his darkest period came from him wanting to show people that there is always the light at the end of the tunnel.