Nick Kyrgios joins Only Fans, taking people ‘behind the scenes’

Nick Kyrgios may have played his last competitive tennis match, saying he's "exhausted" and "tired".

Nick Kyrgios may have played his last competitive tennis match, saying he's "exhausted" and "tired". Photo: Getty

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has joined Only Fans and is ready to take everyone behind the scenes – but he’s promising content that might be unexpected.

Krygios’s surprise move was announced in a media release and confirmed shortly after with a post on Instagram saying the injured Aussie star had signed up as a creator.

“It just got a whole lot crazier. Join me on onlyfans! It’s free to subscribe for everyone! Behind the scenes… everything from on court to everyday life! See you all there!” he wrote.

Kyrgios has been absent from the court for most of this season, but he said he wanted to be part of the social media movement.

“They are revolutionising social media and I wanted to be a part of that,” he said, according to the Associated Press.

“Athletes can no longer just show up on the court or the field. We have to show up online too. I want to create, produce, direct and own content. That’s the future.”

OnlyFans CEO Keily Blair, said Kyrgios was a “disruptor” and that it was good he was joining the platform and “new ways to share his content and express himself”.

While Only Fans initially garnered plenty of media attention for its adult-only content, it really is a platform for any type of content creator – including fitness experts and musicians.

Nick Kyrgios opens up about his mental health

Kyrgios, 28, has spoken candidly often in the past two years about his personal struggles, most notably in the Netflix series Break Point.

In June, the Canberran tennis star admitted to suicidal thoughts after losing a match to Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2019. He sought help at a London hospital at the time.

“I was genuinely contemplating suicide,” Kyrgios said, according to the ABC.

“I lost at Wimbledon. I woke up and my dad was sitting on the bed, full-blown crying. That was the big wake-up call for me.

He also admitted to turning to drugs and alcohol and said his relationships with his friends and family were struggling. He even wore a compression sleeve to cover his scars, the Associated Press reported.

Recently, in an interview with polarising English broadcaster Piers Morgan, Kyrgios said Scottish player Andy Murray had helped him turn his life around.

“As soon as I came on the tour, he kind of saw a work in progress and took me under his wing,” Kyrgios said.

“He saw it (the self-harm) and he said, ‘What’s that on your arm?’. It was pretty bad at that stage.

“I’d be in the locker room and people would be able to see my self-harm. So I could only imagine what people would think when they were actually versing me on the tennis court.

“They’re like, ‘Wow, this guy’s mentally in a storm at the moment and he’s still trying to play’.”

Kyrgios said while he was winning, he was still drinking nightly and self-harming, saying he was addicted to pain.

“I hated myself. I hated waking up and being Nick Kyrgios,” he said.

He has since acknowledged his struggles had allowed him to be a “beacon” for others who might have similar issues – including some of who have opened up to him through social media.

“That’s been the most powerful thing in my career; people coming to me with genuine issues,” he said.

“They send me photos in my Instagram, direct messages, self-harming and genuinely wanting to commit suicide.”

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-with AAP

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