Kell Brook issues statement after video appearing to show him snort white powder

Kell Brook has apologised after footage emerged of him snorting a white powder in his Sheffield home.

In a video obtained by The Sun, the former welterweight champion was seen leaning over a coffee table and inhaling the powder before briefly shadow boxing in front of the camera.

Brook’s manager Terry Thompson initially told the newspaper the incident was a ‘joke’.

But the 36-year-old, who retried from the ring following his victory over Amir Khan last February, has apologised ‘for the hurt I’ve caused’, admitting he has been struggling with his mental health since hanging up his gloves and is now seeking help.

‘I messed up, I hold my hands up and want to apologise to my family, gym friends and fans,’ he wrote in a statement shared on social media.

‘It is no secret that I struggle with mental health and I’m finding retirement very hard. I’m actively seeking the help I need to get me on the right path.

‘Again, I apologise for the hurt I have caused.’

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