Adriano's Mum has revealed the Inter Milan striker was suicidal during his darkest moments experienced in Italy last year.
The Brazilian has revived his career on-loan at Sao Paulo this season and Inter president Massimo Moratti has indicated he's ready to welcome back the centre-forward.
Adriano's Mum told Gazzetta dello Sport: "In Italy he was depressed, alone and under siege. He has had to handle many difficult moments, like the death of his father. My son has even thought of suicide."