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Philly McMahon opens up about his brother's death in emotional Late Late Show interview

He was applauded for his honesty and bravery.

DUBLIN FOOTBALLER PHILLY McMahon has spoken about the personal grief he suffered following the death of his older brother in a moving interview on last night’s The Late Late Show.

The Ballymun native spoke at length about his personal life to Ryan Tubridy and the untold pain he and his family have gone through after his brother, John, passed away after a long battle with drug addiction.

“Everything I am today is because of him,” he said. “I’ve seen the pain he’s gone through with drugs, and that’s probably why I’ve taken up sport and business.”

Watch the interview below, with McMahon initially discussing his brother’s legacy and then how he believes decriminalising drugs would help reduce the number of drug-related deaths.

Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube

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