Di Chirico posted his retirement announcement on his Twitter account.
“I wrote this message hundreds of times, hot blooded, cold blooded, alone, after talking about it with the people I love and every version got me crying.
“This is a message to all my fans: … Sadly, it was not enough. Sadly I gave you another defeat.
“I can’t think about how hard the people who really love me suffered for me and with me throughout my career, I’m sorry for every one who just cared about me even if we don’t know each other, I’m so grateful.
“I think it’s time to move to another chapter in my life.
“I know that’s not coming back from there, I know I will miss it so badly. I know it’s the right time to stop. …”