In his upcoming book, iconic tennis star, businessman, educator and Las Vegas resident Andre Agassi admits that in 1997 he used the recreational drug crystal meth or “gack,” as his assistant referrred to it, while he was married to Brooke Shields.
“I can’t speak to addiction, but a lot of people would say that if you’re using anything as an escape, you have a problem,” he reportedly tells People magazine.
The book not only details his drug use, but it also touches on his hair loss, his tumultuous marriage to Brooke Shields and how happy he is with his current wife, Steffi Graf.
Agassi says he was not concerned about revealing his drug use. “I was worried for a moment, but not for long. … I wore my heart on my sleeve and my emotions were always written on my face. I was actually excited about telling the world the whole story.”
His book, Open: An Autobiography will be in stores on November 9, but is being serialized by the Times of London beginning tomorrow.
Later, although Agassi tested positive for the drug, he managed to continue to play tennis.
While the admission now may get him in hot water with the tennis and sports kingdom, it certainly can’t hurt his book sales- or can it?