UK rugby star Gareth Thomas has
described coming out gay as the “scariest moment” of his life.
Thomas, who retired from rugby in 2011
following an injury, publicly announced he is gay in 2009.
In an interview with Channel
4 News to discuss an upcoming play about his life, Thomas
recalled coming out to his rugby coach.
“We just sat down, we had a couple of
cans and basically I told him why Gemma [Gareth's ex-wife] had left
me and what I was going through,” he said.
“I told him [about] my attempted
suicide and basically how my life was falling apart.”
“Probably the scariest moment in my
life,” he added.
Thomas added that he'll keep telling
his story as long it helps others.
“If I keep getting letters or if I
keep getting messages from people who are still taking strength from
my story, who are still finding it difficult and struggling, then you
know what, then I'll keep doing what I do,” he said.
The play, titled Crouch, Touch,
Pause, Engage, opens Thursday in Cardiff, Wales.