The Bachelorette 2021 tonight LIVE– Michelle Young cries as Joe Coleman reveals mental health struggles from basketball

THE Bachelorette Michelle Young broke down in tears as Joe Coleman revealed mental health struggles stemmed from his basketball career.

The group has left California for her hometown of Minneapolis where the frontrunner was awarded the first one-on-one date of the night.

They both broke down in tears as Joe opened up about the difficult time he had transitioning out of his basketball-playing career.

He discussed that he had so many injuries, including a metal plate in his ankle, that his body just "broke down."

Both Michelle and Joe cried as he discussed the toll it took on his mental health, as he "had no identity" outside of the sport.

Last week, frontrunner Nayte Olukoya got into a feud with Chris Sutton for spreading "lies."

The pair are seen in confrontation again in preview clips as Chris gatecrashes Michelle and Nayte's date.

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    After Michelle said in last week's episode that the men "didn't appreciate her," the boys were on their A-game this week – except one person.

    "It's nice to see everyone take what Michelle said to heart, except Chris."

    Chris S. fed Michelle misinformation and stirred up drama in the house.

    He is currently isolated from the rest of the group who appear to want nothing to do with him.

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    Clayton was crowned the "ultimate viking" from their group date activity and admitted he was "staring at the ceiling" the night before over nerves for the day.

    Michelle complimented the Missouri hunk on "being present" during the entire date.

    They went back to the hotel where they shared a sweet kiss as she admitted she "really appreciated" him on that day.

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    The men were assigned an array of tasks that traditional vikings would do, such as eating fish brain.

    "Will I die if I eat this," Chris sincerely asked.

    They also participated in intense arm wrestling and heavy log throwing.

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    Michelle met the men on the middle of the giant NFL stadium where the Minnesota Vikings play.

    The men were attempting to gain attention from their leading lady as they participated in a variety of Viking-themed tasks.

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    The Bachelorette star continued her deep conversation with Joe Chapman during a candlelit dinner in Minnesota.

    "I'm so proud of you for trusting me and opening up to me. So Joe, will you accept this rose?" Michelle asked.

    "Yes, absolutely," Joe said with a huge smile before the pair locked lips for a passionate make out.

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    Michelle and Joe both broke down in tears as he opened up about the end of his basketball career.

    "Ball was life and then that life was gone. I always had high standards but I wasn't there," he said as his performance began declining over the years.

    He explained following multiple physical rehab treatments: "I knew I had to wrap it up and focus on what made me happy outside of basketball.

    "So much of my identity was around sports, I was like 'who am I?' I felt very lost."

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    Fans have insisted that if Michelle "doesn't end up" with any men on The Bachelorette, she should be set up with an NBA star.

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    Michelle greeted her group of men in Minnesota but dropped a big bombshell on them right out of the gate.

    She revealed her first date in Minnesota would be a one-on-one and it would be starting "right now."

    The ABC lead then pulled aside Joe Chapman to have a romantic date with.

    The other men felt they were "done dirty" by being brought in to see Michelle only for her to choose Joe – who is from Minnesota – and send the others home.

    "He's from here so they definitely have that advantage for a stronger connection," one of her angry suitors said.

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    Michelle returned back to her hometown of Minneapolis where she flashed a huge smile as she said it was "so nice to be back."

    "I grew up here, I played basketball here, I teach here. This is my home," she said.

    The Bachelorette then met up with her parents who are still married after over 30 years.

    "I won't settle. If it's not what my parents have, I don't want it," Michelle said.

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