Bressie took part in the Iron Man challenge in Copenhagen last month and he has recently revealed that he couldn’t stop crying when he crossed the finish line.
The Iron Man challenge is a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation, it consists of a 3.86km swim, 180.25 km cycle and a 42.20 km run and is known as one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.
The Blizzards singer completed the triathlon back in August and he started training for the event two years ago.
The 35-year-old has always been very open about his mental health struggles and he has recently admitted that when he went to support some friends taking part in the event two years ago he was so low in himself that he struggled to get out of bed to support them.
“I cried when I finished the Iron Man.” he told The Irish Times.
“I went to watch the Iron Man in Copenhagen two years ago, to support a couple of friends, and that was my last acute attack of depression, where I literally couldn’t get out of bed. I had to drag myself out of bed to barely support these people.”
Bressie went on to say that after experiencing such acute depression at the event, he decided he needed to focus on his mental health and was determined to come back in two years and take part in the triathlon after working on his head.
“I remember at the end of that Iron Man saying ‘I need to come back here to put a full stop to this’ and I remember saying ‘I’m going to do an Iron Man.” he said.
“I’m going to do it in Copenhagen and I’m going to go on this journey and I’m going to actually spend the next two years working on my head, working on my body, so I can do it.’ And so when I did it and came over the line I actually sobbed uncontrollably. I couldn’t stop,” he continued.
“I’m still getting over it, the idea of sobbing uncontrollably – it was so liberating.”