US gymnastics star Simone Biles has revealed she is taking medication to treat anxiety after speaking out about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of the disgraced team doctor, Larry Nassar.
Appearing on the “Good morning America,” the most decorated gymnast in US history said she is getting professional help, including taking medicine and going to therapy to treat physiological trauma inflicted by Nassar.
“It’s not easy but the people surrounding me are some of the best so it makes it a little easier,” she added
Feelings… 💭 #MeToo pic.twitter.com/ICiu0FCa0n
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) January 15, 2018
The four-time Olympic champion who returned to elite gymnastics following a two-year layoff made a splash at the 2018 world championships winning four gold medals out of six sets of medals contested in the women’s program.
Biles said she is looking back at 2018 as the year in which she found her voice.
“There were a lot of points in this year that made me who I am today and I feel stronger,” she said. “I feel like this year gave me a voice and I tried to find my voice this year and use that to the better potential and positive manner.”
Biles was among 260 women who came forward to publicly to accuse the former therapist of sexual crimes he committed while working for USA gymnastics and Michigan State University.
This will only make her stronger, and hopefully one day she can ween herself off the anxiety meds.
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