Video: Emotional Paul Merson opens up on his continuing battle with addiction

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Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson’s gambling and drink addiction is nothing new, however, a clearly emotional Merse opened up on why he recently fell off the wagon again.

Speaking on talkSPORT, he even detailed a time when, playing for Aston Villa, he wanted to break his own fingers so that he didn’t pick up the phone to place any more bets.

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For all of the stigma around those who suffer from addiction, Merson sought to set the record straight, and anyone listening couldn’t fail to be moved by his words.

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