Hope Solo enters rehab: American football star delays National Soccer Hall of Fame

An American star taken to social media to announce the sad personal news that she has made a tough decision for her family.

Soccer star Hope Solo is entering rehab for alcoholism.

The former US women’s soccer star announced on Saturday (AEST) via social media that she has asked the National Soccer Hall of Fame to postpone their ceremony where she was set to be inducted, The New York Post reports.

“I have contacted the Hall of Fame and respectfully requested a postponement of my Hall of Fame induction ceremony to 2023,” the former athlete wrote.

“I will be voluntarily entering an in-patient alcohol treatment program to address my challenges with alcohol.

“At this time, my energies and focus are totally directed to my health, healing and taking care of my family. I want to thank the Hall of Fame for their support and for understanding my decision.”

Last March, Solo, 40 was found allegedly passed out for more than an hour behind the wheel of a car with her 2-year-old twins in the back seat. She was arrested on charges of driving while impaired, resisting a public officer and misdemeanour child abuse.

After the arrest, she shared a message on Instagram.

“Our family is strong and surrounded with love. Our kids are strong, intelligent, happy and vibrant, and we are present every day giving them the best life possible,” Solo wrote adding that she will be able to share more about the circumstances surrounding the arrest “in due time.”

“In the meantime, our kids are enjoying the NC sun, eating popsicles and playing on our property,” she said.

“Life can be tough, but these are truly the moments that matter. I feel blessed to have this kind of love in my life.”

Solo was the goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team from 2000 to 2016 and is a two-time Olympic gold medallist.

— This story originally appeared on nypost.com and has been republished with permission

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