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Michael Strahan shares powerful message about asking for help as fans show support

The star opened up to his followers

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Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
May 4, 2022
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Michael Strahan has a celebrated career as both an NFL player and a TV personality but that doesn't mean he hasn't had his fair share of hurdles. 

The Good Morning America host shared a motivational message with his fans this week in which he urged anyone struggling to ask for help.

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Taking to his Michael Strahan Brand Instagram, Michael wrote: "Help can and will come from the most unexpected places. Be open to everything around you."

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He asked: "Who are the people who help you to grow?" and added: "Look for help when you need it and take help when it's offered. Help is key to #RaiseYourGame. #MotivationMonday."

Fans thanked him for his words and many said that he was the source of their inspiration. 

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"Found help here Michael Strahan," wrote one. "Mindset changer, enforcing skills and unblocking self limitations!! Change came, results surfaced."

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Michael encouraged people to ask for help 

Another added: "God, and positive people," while a third commented: "Really appreciate what you've done for me, you're the best and I promise to spread your good work. Thank you."

Michael recently opened up about his past struggles and admitted he felt like he was just "surviving" during high school.

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He shared his personal anguish before fame and admitted there were times he felt utterly alone. 

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Michael had the love and support of his parents growing up 

Michael - who had never played American Football until senior year of high school - moved from Germany to Houston as a teenager to try to break into the game, but it was far from easy for the star who admitted he was lost. 

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Speaking during ESPN's More Than an Athlete, Michael said:"When I first went to Houston I was scared. Here I am a kid coming from Germany. I didn't think I could do it. I had to learn about culture, struggle loneliness. I had to figure out life."

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Michael went on to have four children of his own 

The father-of-four laid bare his feelings for the show in which he delved further into his angst as a teen.

He said that despite earning a scholarship to college, high school was far from happy for him. 

"High school to me was surviving every day," he said. "I never felt like I had a handle on everything. I was just surviving."

Michael said he remembers playing against students who were in the newspapers for getting scholarships but he was never that guy. "I always felt like I was playing catch up," he said. "Catch up to those guys."

Remarkably, he played just one season of football before he landed himself a scholarship from Texas Southern University, and the rest is history!

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