Twaite is back from the brink

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FORMER Sheffield Steelers forward Marc Twaite has lifted the lid on his booze, prescription drug and wild lifestyle after his career was ended by injury.

Twaite, who is now virtually homeless, said he considered suicide because of the pain of his injury and the frustration of losing his ice hockey career.

“I was addicted, out of control and living a nightmare for nine years,” he said.

“On a night out I’d be drinking from 4pm-5am, downing 18 pints, 12 double Jack Daniels and Tequilas.

“I was getting into fights, getting arrested.

“My father said: ‘You’re not the same person we knew’.”