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Dustin Rhodes opens up about his battle with depression


WWE legend Dustin Rhodes has had some serious ups and downs in his career. Better known as Goldust, the son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes has, multiple times, discussed his fight against drug addiction. Rhodes came forward today with another confession, joining the list of WWE superstars who have admitted to dealing with depression.

On Twitter, Rhodes revealed to the wrestling world today that he was suffering from depression. “For too long I have felt worthless, and it’s definitely something I need to work on,” said Rhodes. “I struggle with my worth because I stay in my head constantly. I, we must get out of our heads and see the true us!”

You can see the full statement in Rhodes’ tweet below:

Goldust joins the list of other stars in the wrestling world who have made their struggles with mental health public.

Over the past few years, many WWE superstars, past and present, have come forward about their own mental health disorders. Alexa Bliss opened up about her fight with anorexia and even shared a special moment with a fan earlier this year dealing with the same thing.

The Rock and Aleister Black have, multiple times, come forward about their issues with depression and anxiety. Mauro Ranallo’s bipolar disorder was even explored in the documentary “Bipolar Rock ‘N’ Roller.”

Some that struggle with mental health disorders tend to feel alone. They feel like they’re fighting a battle all on their own, and no one understands what they’re dealing with, bringing out a sense of isolation. When stars like The Rock, Alexa Bliss, and the Bizarre One himself bring their disorders out into the light, it can give others hope.

Dustin Rhodes is a unique success story. Titles aside, the way he overcame his drug addiction and revitalized his career in the WWE is an amazing tale. Now, the former Intercontinental Champion continues his daily war with mental health, inspiring those like him along the way.