Many celebrities like Michelle Obama and Michael Phelps are supporting tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision of withdrawing from the French Open. Meghan Markle is also quietly supporting Naomi’s decision to preserve her mental well-being.
Naomi Osaka thanked the famous faces for their encouragement of her decision. She wrote, “I want to thank everyone who supported me. There are too many to name, but I want to start with my family and friends, who have been amazing. There is nothing more important than those relationships. I also want to thank those in the public eye who have supported, encouraged, and offered such kind words.”
The 23-year-old tennis player also added, “Michael Phelps told me that by speaking up I may have saved a life. If that’s true, then it was all worth it.”
Earlier Osaka appeared as a guest on Meghan and Prince Harry’s first podcast episode for Archewell Audio in 2020. Meghan is a big fan of tennis. In addition, Meghan and Harry have been longtime advocates of mental well-being.
In the Apple TV+ series “The Me You Can’t See”, Prince Harry shared that Meghan always inspired him to seek mental health help. The Duke of Sussex said, “You’ve sometimes got to go back and to deal with really uncomfortable situations and to be able to process it in order to be able to heal. For me, therapy has equipped me to be able to take on anything. That’s why I’m here now. That’s why my wife is here now.”