Football legend Jason McAteer reveals a battle with depression

Former Liverpool footballer, Jason McAteer, opened up about his battle with depression on Friday night.

In an interview on the Late Late Show, Jason revealed that he suffered from suicidal thoughts after he retired from professional football. 

"Your friends are not there and it's very, very difficult and I suffered from a bad bout of depression to be fair. I got really messed up" he told host Ryan Tubridy. 

Jason also spoke about having suicidal thoughts, remembering one time in particular:

"I was driving through the Mersey Tunnel to pick my son Harry up from school, and I just thought I could end all this now."

"I could just take this car and I could quit this now but Harry's image come into my head. Then I thought what about an oncoming car" he continued. 

The former International star said that after the experience in the car, he drove to his mum's home where he finally broke down. 

Since then, Jason has sought help for his depression, and has been doing great!