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Phillip Schofield reflects on coming out as gay on air as he talks ‘personal struggles'

“There are much, much bigger things in the world than our own personal struggles.”

Phillip came out as gay via a statement posted on one of his Instagram stories and followed up in an interview on This Morning, stating that “with the strength and support of my wife and my daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay”.

At the time he received the full support of his wife Stephanie and their two daughters Molly, 28, and Ruby, 25, explaining how his family and their love had helped him through his torment.

And Phillip also thanked TV wife Holly Willoughby for her support during his time of emotional turmoil.

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'It's never quiet in my head' Phillip Schofield opens up on suffering with tinnitus

This can make people think there is a noise when, in reality, there is none.

“It’s constant,” said Phillip. “It’s never silent in my head”, describing it as a “high-pitched noise”.

Sometimes the noises go by themselves, said Dr Nighat, other times it might require treatment.

Answering a phone-in query from the public who also suffers from the condition, Dr Nighat said cognitive behavioural therapy might be helpful.

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Phillip Adams: 5 Things To Know About Former NFL Player Who Murdered 5 People Before Killing Himself

Phillip Adams, a retired NFL player, is suspected of fatally shooting five people (including two children) before dying by suicide. ‘Nothing’ makes ‘sense’ to both authorities and friends.

Retired NFL player Phillip Adams is suspected of fatally shooting five people — one of them being the well-known Dr. Robert Lesslie — according to his father, Alonzo Adams, and local authorities. The shooting took place inside Lesslie’s home in York County, South Carolina on April 7; Lesslie’s wife Barbara, 69, their grandchildren Adah, 9, and Noah, 5, and someone named James Lewis, 38 (who was working inside the home) also died amid the shooting. A sixth person — Robert Shook, 38 — survived the shooting[1] and is now “fighting hard for his life,” the victim’s cousin reported, per ESPN. After the tragedy, Adams fled to the home of his parents — who were evacuated — where he eventually died by suicide from a self-inflected gun wound in the early morning of Thursday, April 8, according the outlet.

Phillip Adams, who played for five famous NFL teams between 2010-2015, is pictured above. [Shutterstock]

“There’s nothing right now that makes sense to any of us,” York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said at a news conference on April 8, per ESPN. Investigators are still looking for a motive in this mass shooting[2]. Adams’ relationship to the Lesslie family is also not known at the time; the sheriff clarified that there was no “doctor-patient relationship” between Adams and Dr. Lesslie, a longtime emergency room doctor and the founder of Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care. Adams’ father, however, suggested what may have led up to this horrific point; you can find out what that is, and learn more about the former professional football player who took his own life, below.

Phillip Adams’ Father Believes Football ‘Messed’ Up His Son

“I can say he’s a good kid,” Adams’ father, Alonzo Adams, told a WCNC[3] reporter after the shooting. He added, “I think the football messed him up…We pray for the family. I know they were good folks.” While officials didn’t report about any known medical conditions, the younger Adams did reportedly suffer two concussions amid his earlier days in professional football, according to WCNC. However, he wasn’t eligible for testing because “of a broad settlement between the league and its former players over such injuries” since Adams didn’t retire by 2014, according to ESPN.

However, Adams’ agent Scott Casterline said that the football player “had an injury’ in his rookie year of professional football. “Some teams wrote him off and he had that stigma of a guy who was hurt. It was hard for him to walk away from the game, especially a guy as dedicated as he was,” the sports agent told AP News[4]. “We encouraged him to explore all of his disability options and he wouldn’t do it. I knew he was hurting and missing football but he wouldn’t take health tips offered to him. He said he would but he wouldn’t. I felt he was lost without football, somewhat depressed.”

Phillip Adams Played For Multiple NFL Teams

Phillip was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. He then went on to play[5] for the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons (in that order). Adams played his last NFL game with the Falcons in 2015, but he did train with the Kansas City Chiefs amid a visit in April of 2016. He played in 78 NFL games total. Before going pro, he played football for South Carolina State.

After Football, Phillip Adams Went On To Open A Food Business

Right before the COVID-19 pandemic[6] began in 2020, the retired football player opened a shop that sold smoothies and juices.

Phillip Adams’ Football Family Is Bewildered Over The Shooting

A photo of Robert Lesslie, who was also the author of Angels in the ER, among other books. [Facebook]

“He was part of my family. I loved him. He’s a great kid, a great guy. This is so unlike him. He had to not be in his right mind, obviously,” Adams’ agent Scott Casterline told AP News. The agent later added, “Seeing Philip shoot two kids, it’s not him. I can’t fathom it. It’s devastating for the victims and the families.”

Kevin Smith, who was a cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys and trained Adams both before he entered the 2010 draft and after, was just as shocked. “He didn’t drink not one bit of alcohol. He was a bit of a neat freak. In his house, everything was precisely placed,” the former NFL player told AP News as well.

Phillip Adams Was A ‘Good Father,’ His Agent Said

Phillip Adams was staying in South Carolina because he had a son, according to his agent. “All of us who knew Philip are shaking our heads. He struggled away from the game. I tried to get him to come to Texas. I was going to find him a job, but he wouldn’t leave South Carolina because he had a son. He was a good father,” Scott told AP News.

References

  1. ^ the shooting (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ mass shooting (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ WCNC (www.wcnc.com)
  4. ^ AP News (apnews.com)
  5. ^ play (www.nbcsports.com)
  6. ^ COVID-19 pandemic (hollywoodlife.com)

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