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Former professional cyclist jan ullrich is said to be in withdrawal in "my way betty ford-stop clinic in bad bruckenau. A confirmation is not to be obtained, the 44-year-old is a patient and the clinic impresses with absolute confidentiality. This is the message.
Everything else that has been written about the man ullrich in the last few days is simply disgusting keyhole spying. Drooling and slobbering, many people and media make money out of a person’s crisis. Or publicity. What does actor til schweiger have to do with passing on the mallorca incident one-to-one to the tabloids?? Schweiger is cautious and sells the publicity as a friendly service. The tenor: through public humiliation he could persuade him to withdraw. Who has such friends, needs no enemies.
In the ullrich affair, many editorial offices failed to apply any restraints. First and foremost in the rooms of the bild newspaper.
There are for the umpteenth time in these days intimate and highly private from ullrich on the front page packed. What business is it of ours how much money ullrich still has in his account?? Bild hypocritically asks: "when will ullrich run out of money??", only to give the reader the all-clear 18 lines later: he still has assets in the "high single-digit millions". A sigh of relief went through germany’s living rooms and construction sites: ullrich will still be able to pay the clinic bill himself.
I guess it’s the pleasure of going down – and no, it wasn’t better in the old days. Who still remembers the stinking drunk harald juhnke, whom no one protected from the running camera?
While bild pays for the cigarettes ullrich smokes – three at a time, if you want to know – other channels like RTL pull forgotten sports celebrities out of the dusty box of ex-advertising partners. Henry mask for example. He may first praise his wife. Because he has a "wonderful wife, as it reads between the lines on t-online, nothing like this happened to him. "There are high points and there may be difficulties and to deal with them, you don’t always have the right hand at your side and sometimes you have to push yourself through." Maske once thought about how mrs. Ullrich must feel when she reads something like this? The woman who left jan ullrich with their joint children, the reason may also have been her husband’s addictive disease. I did not like to know what this woman has suffered and endured up to this point. It is simply an insolence what some now take the liberty of doing and lash out at someone who is obviously lying on the ground.
Jan ullrich seems to be very ill, he seems to be addicted to the deceitful addiction to alcohol. They are looking for a substance that is available everywhere, that is not only not forbidden, but that enjoys full social acceptance. Even more: who does not drink alcohol, is considered suspicious. And how many do not notice the border between pleasure and addiction?
It’s good if jan ullrich gets help now. Like all the alcoholics in the betty ford clinic and elsewhere. Alone: it’s none of our business. Jan ullrich should finally be left in peace, and all of them – journalists who now want to make a name for themselves like supposed friends who are back in the headlines on the back of a fallen star.
However, let us be honest. If jan ullrich were to make a trip to bad kissingen, he would ring the doorbell at theresienstrabe 21, of all places, and say: "i would like to talk to the saale newspaper about my addiction" – yes, of course. I was talking to him. Without a hame, without a raised finger, because about the most widespread addiction in germany must be written and talked about. But: jan ullrich will probably not talk to any journalist anymore. I understand him.