By John Kirwan
John Kirwan was once some of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and international, rugby had ever obvious. A widespread and respected determine on the sunrise of the pro age of rugby, he looked as if it would dwell a charmed lifestyles. not anyone knew, notwithstanding, that in the back of closed doorways 'JK' used to be dwelling a lifetime of tormented worry. with melancholy for a few years - together with these as a high-profile sportsman - Kirwan used to be capable of continue to exist via achieving out, looking aid from these closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's tale of desire, of operating in the course of the discomfort and dwelling a whole existence - a poignant, inspirational and useful instance for anyone combating melancholy. 'I've been to hell and I'm again. If you're in that very same position, then I comprehend what you're going through.'
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