In a recent interview with ESPN, Dennis Rodman told Mark Schwarz that two months after heading to North Korea to visit Kim Jong-un for the second time, Rodman will not return to North Korea. The reason for his visit, according to Rodman, was backed by good intentions.
“I wish they understood the whole purpose of why I went to North Korea,” Rodman said. “I wish they did. At least someone tried,” Rodman said. “So that’s how I look at it. You know, I don’t want to be a hero, I don’t want to be this, I don’t want to be that. I just wanted to be, just do happy things and do great things in life. That’s all I wanted to do. That’s it.”
After the second visit, Rodman spent three weeks in a New Jersey-based alcohol rehab facility. Rodman says he went there to “decompress from all the thing (he) was going through,” and not for alcohol.
“I don’t want people to look at me as the devil or evil person,” Rodman told ESPN. “If I put anyone in harm’s way, I apologize, you know.If you don’t want me to go back there ever again, I won’t go back.”