Grant Hackett: Blame me, not the booze


32-year-old Grant Hackett has told Channel 9’s 60 Minutes that it was the breakdown of his marriage to Candice Alley, and not excessive drinking, that had caused him to snap. Read Adelaide Now and see The Telegraph.

“The reality was it wasn’t going well and I kept those cards really close to my chest and I just wasn’t dealing with it, wasn’t dealing with it well at all,” he said.

“And it gets to a point where it’s like a Coke bottle. It just keeps getting shaken and shaken and shaken and shaken and if you don’t release it, it explodes.”


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