Craig Bellamy going through 'worst time of his life' following death of Gary Speed
Craig Bellamy said he is going through the "worst time of his life" following the death of former Wales manager Gary Speed last year.
Speed was found hanged at his home in Cheshire last November aged 42 and Bellamy said the news of his death has "affected everything," including his marriage.
The Wales striker, 33, told the Sunday Mirror he has moved out of the marital home he shared with his wife Claire and their three children.
Bellamy said of his family situation: “I can’t tell you how hard it is. It’s the worst time in my life ever.”
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“Losing my best mate has affected everything. I can’t believe how hard it is.
“He was the best mate I’ve ever had. It’s sad but unfortunately it got to my marriage. I’m here and she’s there.
“I don’t know if that’s it for us. All I know is that my best mate has gone. I’m struggling. I can’t lie.”
Bellamy, who was part of the Great Britain squad at this summer’s Olympics, last month joined Cardiff on a two-year deal from Liverpool.
He missed Wales World Cup qualifying campaign against Belgium on Friday as he continues to struggle with long-term knee problems.