Joe Calzaghe apologises to fans over drug use

Monday March 29, 2010

Boxing star Joe Calzaghe has apologised to fans after admitting his occasional drug use.

The former world middleweight champion revealed he had taken cocaine during "what have sometimes been the long days", since his retirement.

In a statement posted on his website, the Strictly Come Dancing contestant says he regrets the drug use and has apologised to friends, family and fans.

"I very much regret my occasional use of cocaine in what have sometimes been the long days since my retirement from the ring," he says.

"I am fully aware of the bad example it sets to other people and particularly to youngsters and I apologise to my family, friends and fans.

"It is not a major problem in my life but it is something I am actively addressing."

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