Lewis Hamilton has admitted wearing his heart on his sleeve is not always wise to do while explaining worrying social media posts sent last month.
The Formula One world champion posted a message on Instagram last month which sparked fears for his wellbeing.
“Honestly, I feel like giving up on everything,” Hamilton wrote. “Shut down completely. Why bother when the world is such a mess and people don’t seem to care.
“I’m going to take a moment away to gather my thoughts. Thank you to those of you who do give a damn about the world.”
Hamilton has been an outspoken advocate for climate change, urging people to become vegan to help the planet.
However, he has been accused of hypocrisy due to his Formula One role and the amount he uses aircraft every year.
And addressing the post in which he said he felt like ‘giving up on everything’, Hamilton told the BBC: “Most of the time, I wear my heart on my sleeve, so it was an emotional post, which is not always good to do.
“It just felt like I was banging my head against the wall and not gaining ground.
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“There is a lot of push-back on a lot of things I do, and a lot of questioning of everything I do and say.
“You live your life under a magnifying glass. And the pressure for anyone that’s in the limelight… we’re only human, so at some stage you’re going to buckle a little bit.
“But I always say it’s not how you fall, it’s how you get back up. I really turned that negativity into a positive and came back and won that next race.
“And you’ll probably see if you look back in the history of the times I’ve often had those difficult phases, I’ve often won the next races. That’s where my strength lies.”
Source: TalkSport.com Motorsport