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'I Thought I Was Going To Die': Matt Cooper On Needing Rehab

Rugby league star Matt Cooper has opened up about his addiction to painkillers.

Speaking on the Mike E & Emma show, Cooper revealed the terrifying moment in late 2016 when he thought he was going to die.

It was at that moment he knew he needed to go to rehab.

"There comes a time when you just have to say enough is enough," he said on Mike E & Emma.

"That moment was when I was lying, sitting on the floor, holding my daughter's hand and she was asleep.

"I thought I was going to die that night. I'd taken so much that I thought I was going to have an overdose.

"The next day I was in hospital, I was in rehab."

Hear the full interview on Mike E & Emma here:

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