Andre Drummond who once endured nightmare on his toddler, faces mental health struggles

Chicago Bulls center Andre Drummond has been dealing with personal issues that caused him to miss the team’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The star center, who once was seen enduring a nightmare with his 2-year-old son, recently announced on social media of taking a break to focus on his mental health.

The big penguin has played 780 regular-season games for 6 different teams in 11 seasons, averaging 13.2 points and 12.7 rebounds. He was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week five times, making him the first Piston to take home the honor in back-to-back weeks.

Despite never having a championship in his career, he is the first NBA player since Darryl Dawkins (back in 1978-79) to have at least 15 points and 11 rebounds in a game in under 15 minutes.

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What did Andre Drummond tweet regarding his mental health?

On March 29, Andre posted a tweet announcing his plans to delete all of his social media accounts and change his phone number. While his motivations aren’t 100% clear, we can take a guess and assume that too much connection with the outside world may have played a key role in damaging his mental state.

“Deleting all my social apps my Managment will take over , also changing my number,” he mentioned.

The 29-year-old said he is now motivated to improve his mental health, as, it has been bothering him for several days. Drummond acknowledged that many people, including himself, struggle with mental health issues, and he encouraged them to seek his assistance if necessary.

“Time to focus on my mental health. If you too are struggling with your mental health, you are not alone, it’s okay to ask for help,” Drummond wrote.

The entire team, including the Bulls. Coach Billy Donovan stood by Andre and extended their support to the center.

“As we come here and play games there’s also a human side, a personal side to all these guys and you feel bad when anybody’s going through something like that. I think you try to give as much support as you can,” Donovan stated.

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Andre Drummond’s Parental Nightmare: how he saved his toddler?

The nightmare of the 6’11” tall athlete began in 2021 with a pool accident. That day, Andre was sitting on the edge of their backyard pool when two adults nearby began shouting his name as his 2-year-old son fell into the water. Without hesitation, AD leaped into the water with all of his clothes on. Drummond posted surveillance video from the incident on social media and called the incident “a parent’s worst nightmare.”

The center’s teammates and supporters, however, are firmly anticipating that he will return with an improved format, eliminating all his mental trauma. Fans of the team are eagerly hoping that Drummond will soon recover and join the Bulls on their upcoming game against Charlotte.


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