Prince William praises Dele Alli for revealing his mental health struggles

The Prince of Wales has expressed his support for Dele Alli, who has spoken out about his mental health struggles.

In an interview with Gary Neville the Everton midfielder spoke about the heartbreaking details of his traumatic childhood.

Alli, who spent last season on loan at Besiktas, opened up about checking into rehab when he returned from Turkey due to an addiction to sleeping tablets.

However, there was underlying trauma from the 27-year-old’s childhood and he opened up about a number of shocking and painful moments from his youth.

‘It’s something I haven’t spoken about that much but there’s a few incidents that can give you a brief understanding,’ Alli told Neville of his childhood on The Overlap.

‘We’re all with you and we wish you the very best. W’

Brave and inspirational @dele_official. Discussing mental health is not a sign of weakness. Let’s keep the conversation going.

We’re all with you and we wish you the very best. W

Alli also told Gary Neville in The Overlap podcast in partnership with Sky Bet that he has battled a sleeping pill addiction and only came out of rehab last month as he struggled with his mental health.

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