Plus: The Olympian looks forward to 'Dancing With the Stars'

By Nick Romano
Updated September 09, 2016 at 02:32 PM EDT
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In an interview airing on Monday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte opens up about the Rio controversy and his decision to come back into the spotlight on Dancing With the Stars.

Lochte was embroiled in a scandal during the Summer Games after he allegedly vandalized a gas station and falsey reported a robbery involving three other U.S. swimmers. He has since apologized, but tells DeGeneres, “I reached the lowest point in my entire life that I never thought I would go to, and I was in a really dark place, and I didn’t know if I should come out and just hide my entire life.”

“I’ve been swimming my entire life and I’ve never taken a break,” he says. “And for someone telling me that I can’t do something that I’ve been doing my entire life, I mean, it’s heartbreaking and it stinks. But, you know, I definitely know there’s so much more I want to accomplish in the sport of swimming. So, I’m going to be training, and when I do come back I’m definitely going to be a better swimmer, a better person.”

Watch the preview of his interview below.

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