“Watching that, I felt as though I was watching Mille talk. He was talking about the exact same thing more or less,” Neil explained.
“She wasn’t substance-abusing with drugs, but with anxiety one of the big things people do is drink alcohol to try and settle it down, and that is what Mille was doing, which was very tough for me to try and juggle that and try and be one of the best snooker players in the world.
“For a few years, I was doing that without really talking about it. I had a few mixed results on the table and people not really knowing why.
“Obviously, it wasn’t myself going through those issues, but when you are trying to help someone through them, it’s probably, in some ways, it can probably be worse because you feel completely helpless in that situation.”