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New book 60 years a fighter a new book commemorating Franks 60th Birthday

 60 years a fighter a new book commemorating Franks 60th Birthday

 In the new book FRANK revealed how he was secretly sectioned during lockdown – after suffering a “terrifying” relapse in his battle with mental ill health.

The former World Heavyweight Champion, who was diagnosed with bipolar following his retirement from boxing, spent six weeks in hospital after family and friends grew increasingly concerned about his behaviour.

Frank said : “I went to hell and back during lockdown and ended up at rock bottom. At times I wondered if I’d get through it. It was the most terrifying time of my life. But now I am ready to tell the full story about what happened.”

In the memoir Frank, reveals:
The full details of the mental health breakdown he suffered in June 2020 which left his anguished family and friends forced to make the heartbreaking decision to have Frank sectioned.
Shocking details over failures in his care including how a nurse shared a picture of him on social media when he was in hospital. While another – tasked with helping care for Frank after he was discharged – drunkenly called Frank from the pub while telling friends about his illness. The incident is currently being investigated by the NHS.

The moment Frank desperately turned to fellow boxer Ricky Hatton for support as his life spiralled out of control.

How Frank has now made a full recovery and is launching a new campaign via his charity, the Frank Bruno Foundation, to combat a pandemic in mental health which he fears Covid-19 has created.

Frank also reveals details of the emotional reconciliation he has had with his daughter Freya, aged 15 which, he says, has been like a new beginning.

And he tells how he’s found happiness again in her personal life after getting back with his former girlfriend, Nina Colletta.

Bruno: 60 Years A Fighter, is the most definitive account of Frank’s life to date. In it he also opens up on how his boxing career was nearly derailed before it began – due to Colombian drug-dealers. And he details the bullying and racist abuse he overcame to emerge a World Champion.

He also talks about the infamous feud with Lennox Lewis, reflects on the night he became a World Champion and lifts the lid on his epic fights with Mike Tyson.

He also reveals the full details of a recent reunion with Tyson – which came just weeks after Frank was discharged from a mental health unit. And Frank tells how, despite retiring in 1996, he is still regularly offered £1m to take part in fights.

The memoir also reflects on Frank’s remarkable showbiz career outside the ring and includes a previously unseen interview with his legendary TV “sparring partner” Harry Carpenter.

Bruno: 60 Years A Fighter features tributes from reigning World Champion Tyson Fury, TV star Piers Morgan, retired World Champion Ricky Hatton, Sky TV’s Johnny Nelson, legendary promoter Barry Hearn, boxing commentator Ian Darke and sports writer Jeff Powell.

Signed copies now available

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Evening its cold can’t believe we are near the end of Feb already looking forward to my 1st public gig of the year in Bolton a Mental Health special with some great speakers and me as well I won’t be body popping with this shoulder but the voice is still good & looking forward to meeting the public again & its raising money for my foundation
 #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #evening

Evening its cold can’t believe we are near the end of Feb already looking forward to my 1st public gig of the year in Bolton a Mental Health special with some great speakers and me as well I won’t be body popping with this shoulder but the voice is still good & looking forward to meeting the public again & its raising money for my foundation
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #evening
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Morning yawn yawn how do you define a good nights sleep when I sleep all through without waking I feel half asleep when I wake up when I don’t sleep I feel like I want to stay in bed and feel bad that’s where forcing yourself to get up and exercise does you good what a feeling once you have done your morning exercise had a cup of tea and ready to deal with the World have a good one zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 #sleep #morning #wednesday

Morning yawn yawn how do you define a good nights sleep when I sleep all through without waking I feel half asleep when I wake up when I don’t sleep I feel like I want to stay in bed and feel bad that’s where forcing yourself to get up and exercise does you good what a feeling once you have done your morning exercise had a cup of tea and ready to deal with the World have a good one zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
#sleep #morning #wednesday
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Morning How are you? No really? How many times on the phone do people ask you how you are then don’t wait for an answer and carry on talking? Then how long do you give them before they say “the reason I was calling can you xxxxxx? Sometimes I start laughing as I am waiting for it! When was the last time you phoned someone just for a chat no reason just a chat maybe try it this week!! Have a good day — West Ham?— Don’t mention them he he.  #sunday #weekend #phone

Morning How are you? No really? How many times on the phone do people ask you how you are then don’t wait for an answer and carry on talking? Then how long do you give them before they say “the reason I was calling can you xxxxxx? Sometimes I start laughing as I am waiting for it! When was the last time you phoned someone just for a chat no reason just a chat maybe try it this week!! Have a good day — West Ham?— Don’t mention them he he. #sunday #weekend #phone ...

Afternoon its a nice day for a walk! You know every year in January I worry will this year be the quiet year when people move on to new up and coming talent for their dinners, boxing shows, mental health talks etc. Great news from office over 40 quality enquires this week looks like a busy year I don’t know what I was worrying about! So West Ham NEED a win today everythings crossed! Have a good day I fancy fish & chips for a change!
 #afternoon #walk #weekend

Afternoon its a nice day for a walk! You know every year in January I worry will this year be the quiet year when people move on to new up and coming talent for their dinners, boxing shows, mental health talks etc. Great news from office over 40 quality enquires this week looks like a busy year I don’t know what I was worrying about! So West Ham NEED a win today everythings crossed! Have a good day I fancy fish & chips for a change!
#afternoon #walk #weekend
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Morning Steve Wright RIP Further to the many accolades & tributes for the broadcasting legend I met Steve a few times I loved his shows I used to have them on headphones & either laugh out loud when jogging on my own or get in trouble in training when I would stop to listen to Mr Angry or Sid the manager, I’m sure I went on the show and Sid phoned in & gave me “advice” “now listen son when that bell goes round 1 forget all the dancing just go over there and give the geezer a smack & we can all go home for dinner! Another memory on live shows he would get the biggest & scariest doorman and crack an egg on the doorman’s head funny with a capital F. More than a legend Steve Wright a God in Broadcasting.
 #bbc #rip #morning

Morning Steve Wright RIP Further to the many accolades & tributes for the broadcasting legend I met Steve a few times I loved his shows I used to have them on headphones & either laugh out loud when jogging on my own or get in trouble in training when I would stop to listen to Mr Angry or Sid the manager, I’m sure I went on the show and Sid phoned in & gave me “advice” “now listen son when that bell goes round 1 forget all the dancing just go over there and give the geezer a smack & we can all go home for dinner! Another memory on live shows he would get the biggest & scariest doorman and crack an egg on the doorman’s head funny with a capital F. More than a legend Steve Wright a God in Broadcasting.
#bbc #rip #morning
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Afternoon happy pancake day as a kid I loved pancakes however my eyes bigger then my belly and I had to eat the extra one I had requested form my mum and I was not allowed to leave the table until I had eaten it!! I seemed to forget every year!! #pancakes #pancake #evening

Afternoon happy pancake day as a kid I loved pancakes however my eyes bigger then my belly and I had to eat the extra one I had requested form my mum and I was not allowed to leave the table until I had eaten it!! I seemed to forget every year!! #pancakes #pancake #evening ...

Morning so it was just England’s day & my agent is in mourning he he. So for WestHam a big match. I am so frustrated that I cannot exercise more but I am told the body needs to heal I am not good doing nothing. Trying to hold a cup is impossible autographs at the moment well its not one you would recognise! Have a good day coyi.  #westham  #arsenal #coyi #hammers

Morning so it was just England’s day & my agent is in mourning he he. So for WestHam a big match. I am so frustrated that I cannot exercise more but I am told the body needs to heal I am not good doing nothing. Trying to hold a cup is impossible autographs at the moment well its not one you would recognise! Have a good day coyi. #westham #arsenal #coyi #hammers ...

Morning as Today in the Rugby Calendar is a big day I have to auction obo of my charity
2x Unframed signed Martin Johnson World Cup 2003 large pics 1x Framed JPR Williams British Lions signed & 1 framed Wales Barry John each is signed & comes with a COA
You can bid for them all or individual ones please advise when you email
Bids please to dave@frankbruno.co.uk  it will finish midday Monday

Morning as Today in the Rugby Calendar is a big day I have to auction obo of my charity
2x Unframed signed Martin Johnson World Cup 2003 large pics 1x Framed JPR Williams British Lions signed & 1 framed Wales Barry John each is signed & comes with a COA
You can bid for them all or individual ones please advise when you email
Bids please to dave@frankbruno.co.uk it will finish midday Monday
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Afternoon how are you? Me? Improving every day but I wont be playing the the drums for a while hitting a punchbag no chance!
 #afternoon #friday

Afternoon how are you? Me? Improving every day but I wont be playing the the drums for a while hitting a punchbag no chance!
#afternoon #friday
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Just heard the news about King Charles thoughts and prayers with him and the Royal Family. When are we ever to be rid of this evil disease Cancer?  #charles #cancer #pray

Just heard the news about King Charles thoughts and prayers with him and the Royal Family. When are we ever to be rid of this evil disease Cancer? #charles #cancer #pray ...

Afternoon good to be back on here can I start by thanking everyone for the goodwill messages you are very kind. I am still in a lot of pain & struggling despite doing my prescribed exercises its frustrating not doing what I want in a gym. Sadly we have lost 2 well known faces in the last 24 hours. Ian Lavender (Pike) from Dads Army I met loads of time on the circuit lovely friendly man always had time for his fans. Barry John I remember was the most famous Rugby player of his era we met a few times he was quite shy and said to me “I could not handle fame in my day let-alone now.” Just have a look at Youtube at him playing
 #rip #wales

Afternoon good to be back on here can I start by thanking everyone for the goodwill messages you are very kind. I am still in a lot of pain & struggling despite doing my prescribed exercises its frustrating not doing what I want in a gym. Sadly we have lost 2 well known faces in the last 24 hours. Ian Lavender (Pike) from Dads Army I met loads of time on the circuit lovely friendly man always had time for his fans. Barry John I remember was the most famous Rugby player of his era we met a few times he was quite shy and said to me “I could not handle fame in my day let-alone now.” Just have a look at Youtube at him playing
#rip #wales
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Dave here Frank is improving and will be back on social media next week thanks again for the hundreds no thousands of well wishes! The office for new bookings is busy Look out Frank is coming your way soon for a “knockout” event like this one in Essex in May  #dogandpickle #dogandpickleessex  #essex

Dave here Frank is improving and will be back on social media next week thanks again for the hundreds no thousands of well wishes! The office for new bookings is busy Look out Frank is coming your way soon for a “knockout” event like this one in Essex in May #dogandpickle #dogandpickleessex #essex ...

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