Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant has revealed his wife Vanessa miscarried a child at the height of his 2004 cheating scandal.

The Los Angeles Lakers star has opened up about the tragedy following his Colorado fling, which resulted in rape accusations against the sportsman, in a new Tv documentary, titled Muse.

Bryant says, "We were expecting our second child during that time... and there was just so much stress... She actually miscarried. It's something... I have a real hard time dealing with... 'cause I felt like it was just my fault.

"The reality is it happened because of me... That's something I have to deal with. Something I gotta carry forever."

Vanessa stood by her husband's side throughout the rape drama. A court hearing was dismissed when the accuser refused to testify.