Over the weekend, the Olympic swimmer made the announcement via Twiiter. “I am extremely disappointed with myself. I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself,” Tweeted Phelps.
On Sept, 30, the 18-time gold medalist was arrested in Maryland after a gambling binge at a local casino. When the cops pulled his vehicle over, Michael was visibly impaired and admitted to drinking before before getting behind the wheel.
He added, “Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future.”
Stay tuned for more updates.