Rugby Union's Nigel Owens: 'I went to a very dark place'
Nigel Owens, the first openly gay man to referee rugby at the highest level has told BBC HARDtalk about how hard he tried to hide who he really was.
He described how he became addicted to steroids, suffered from eating disorders and depression, before attempting to take his own life.
"I went to a very dark place," he said.
The challenge of being the referee at the Rugby World Cup final with millions of people watching at home, was nothing compared to the challenge he faced accepting who he was, said Mr Owens.
12 Nov 2015