Frank Bruno has disclosed that he has not needed to take medication for three years after turning to fitness to improve his mental health.
The former boxer, 56, was first sectioned under the Mental Health Act in 2003 and on another two occasions in 2012 after a highly-publicised struggle with bipolar disorder.
After taking part in the Great North Run in 2015, Bruno said he admitted himself to hospital after he went “hell for leather” in training and “hit a brick wall”.
Bruno credited his improved well-being on his daily fitness regime, eating well and a positive outlook.
The former heavyweight champion told celebrity magazine Hello!: “It’s the best I’ve ever felt. I’ve been medication-free for three years.”