John Wall opens up about recent mental health struggles

veteran  is set to embark on his first season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Wall will join his friend Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, as he attempts to restart his pro career. He may seem happy now, but over the course of the last two-and-a-half years, the five-time All-Star was in the “darkest place” he’s ever been mentally.

Wall recently talked during a Foundation event with the Salvation Army. He opened admitted to having suicidal thoughts.

“At one point in time, I thought about committing suicide,” Wall admitted (h/t ClutchPoints) “I mean, just tearing my Achilles, my mom being sick, my mom passing, my grandma passed a year later, all this in the midst of COVID and at the same time, me going to chemotherapy, me sitting by my mom taking her last breaths wearing the same clothes for three days straight laying on the couch beside her.”