Jharal Yow Yeh Wiki – Jharal Yow Yeh Biography
Jharal Yow Yeh A former NRL star has revealed he was nearly pushed to take his own life after struggling with drug addiction and personal issues following a gruesome career-ending injury.
The injury was so severe that doctors initially feared that the foot of the champion wing would need to be amputated and would require ten surgeries for recovery.
The former Broncos, Queensland and Australia representative had to retire in 2014 at just 24 years old, putting him in a dangerous spiral of drug addiction and on the brink of suicide.
Yow Yeh says to Sam Thaiday’s ‘We Are Human’ podcast, ‘Does people still hurt … yes fuck it still hurts’.
If I show the world what’s really wrong with me, people are appalled. I don’t think people would understand the seriousness. I can say that I am a little disabled.
I knew it was bad when I got to the hospital and a lady took out my file. I was a 23-year-old man, but it was like I was 60, and he said to me, “I’ve never seen anything like this and I’ve been here for 15 years.”
“Mentally, it comes to you too.”
The 30-year-old began his silent fight after his football career and revealed that he was addicted to pain relievers while trying to recover from an injury.
Painkillers have been a very good friend of mine for a very long time. I could not get rid of them man. It really got worse, ‘he said.
Yow Yeh announced that she would mix alcohol, prescription drugs, and sleeping pills on wild nights to mask ankle pain.
I survived so many things because I looked so happy so no one asked me questions. I went to an institution one night and bought about six endo (pain relievers from Endo) and I was absolutely blind. ‘
I don’t remember much that night, but I remember waking up and thinking that I had it all last night. I don’t know how I got out of this. It got worse from there.
I started playing football again but I was still taking prescription drugs. Again, where it got worse, I broke off a relationship and hit rock bottom. ‘
Yow Yeh was dating British and Portuguese model Anna-Lucia Thackeray at the time of the injury, and she was sitting next to her bedside while she was locked up in the hospital.
The duo broke up during Yow Yeh’s recovery while the former NRL star battled their personal demons to return from depression at the collapse of his career.
Yow Yeh believes that without the help of a neighbor who puts him in contact with an Ashgrove pastor, he will take his own life.
I did not answer anyone’s phone calls. My mother was calling and my grandmother was looking for me but I did not answer. I didn’t care about anyone. That day, I think I was going to kill myself. Guess – almost I was doing it, ‘he said.
I think my neighbor would probably have it if he hadn’t picked up his phone. I was crying on the floor and [thinking] “I can’t do this anymore”.
Yow Yeh moved to the role of an off-field ambassador in the Broncos after retiring from the NRL, but was left in the midst of the coronavirus cuts in March.
Yow Yeh said that while still feeling the effects of her injury today, she was in a huge void with her growing young family.
I’m much better. I have a beautiful wife. A new baby on the way and a wonderful family. I am a very different person, now I am a very spiritual person. ‘
The last few years have been a journey but it has made me the man I am now. I’m excited to see what life brings. ‘