Friday, January 22, 2021

25-year old England-born Nigerian footballer, Jordon Ibe reveals he is 'suffering from depression'

Derby County winger Jordon Ibe says he is 'suffering with depression' and has found himself 'in a dark place.' 

The 25-year-old, who joined the Rams on a free transfer from Bournemouth in September, has featured just once for his new club and has not been in a matchday squad since Boxing Day.  

Ibe was also banned from driving for 16 months in March 2020 after driving into a London coffee shop, before stating later in the year that he had begun rehabilitation to improve his mental health. 

Yesterday, in a message on his Instagram page, the ex-Liverpool man revealed that he is determined to 'fix myself and this situation.'

'I want to apologise to all my fans around the world.  'I've find (sic) myself in a dark place, due to suffering with depression. It's no scheme for the media or to have my name in your mouths, I just find things hard truly.

'I appreciate all the love and messages from everyone. Times are hard in general due to this pandemic. I have the full support from my family and Derby County football club.

'I will fix myself and this situation, which I'm 100 per cent committed to. Not only for my family, close friend or my daughter but for me', he wrote.