Aussie Olympic diving champion Matthew Mitcham is making the transfer to OnlyFans, seven years after getting sober.
The 2008 diving gold medallist was the star of the Beijing Video games, changing into the primary Aussie in 84-years to win gold within the 10m platform, pulling off what was then the very best scoring dive in historical past to win the occasion.
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However Mitcham battled a methamphetamine habit in 2011 which he stated was because of a “post-Video games comedown”, lastly getting clear in 2016.
He has now been sober for seven years.
He additionally revealed he battled despair, saying he realised he was homosexual at an early age however felt ashamed of his sexuality.
He battled habit for Mitcham has been clear since retiring from the game in 2016, and final yr married his British associate Luke Rutherford.
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On Wednesday, he spoke with Seven’s The Morning Present from his residence in London revealing there was a easy motive he was becoming a member of OnlyFans.
“The cash, duh,” Mitcham stated.
“But additionally, have you learnt that quote Moira Rose (from Schitt’s Creek) stated ‘take a thousand bare images of your self when you’re younger and delightful’, so I took 8000 simply to be protected.
“It was a reasonably quiet interval over Christmas and that received me by way of fairly simply. It’s simply one other method for folks to attach with me.
“I don’t do something too raunchy. I identical to to indicate off my stunning physique, which could be very shortly changing into extra of civilian physique than an athlete physique however folks need to see it.”
Of his habit, Mitcham stated he discovered a easy lesson that “Medication and alcohol don’t make issues go away — you’re simply left with issues and a hangover.”
Mitcham, who works in variety and inclusion in enterprise and sport settings in addition to being the ambassador for charity Controlling Chemsex, which helps folks take care of drug and intercourse addictions.
“(It) offers with addictions to medicine, intercourse, and significantly with intercourse and medicines addictions that are insidious,” Mitcham stated.
“This charity supplies free on-line counselling for people who find themselves struggling to have sober intercourse and some other traumas round intercourse.
“We are attempting to lift cash to carry on extra therapists to fulfill demand.
“It’s all on-line, although it’s a London based mostly charity, they do counselling for folks in America, Thailand, Australia, wherever trigger it’s all on-line.”