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Shane Warne's son Jackson reveals how he dealt with the trauma of his dad's death

Jayden Collins

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Shane Warne's son Jackson reveals how he dealt with the trauma of his dad's death

Jackson Warne has opened up about how coped with the grief of losing his father, the legendary Shane Warne.

The 23-year-old shared an incredibly heartfelt and inspirational message in which he advocated for avoiding a path of self-destruction. 

He attributed exercise and surrounding himself with positive people as motivating factors to push through the tough time. 

Taking to Instagram he shared a selfie and a positive message for all of his followers.

He said: “This year I could’ve easily gone down hill.

“I could’ve drank a lot of alcohol, gambled too much, quit the gym, ate s**t food and not socialise. Be miserable.

“But I didn’t.”

Warne revealed how he managed to keep himself from falling into a pit.

He continued: “I didn’t because I used this trauma as energy for life. 

“I surrounded myself with good people, went to the gym EVERY DAY, drank water, swam, laughed a lot and was consistent. One day at a time.

“I can now say because of this I am the happiest and healthiest I’ve been. Health is wealth.

“It costs $0 to exercise, laugh, drink water and go outside. 

“If you do this I promise you’ll be the happiest and healthiest you can be.”

The cricket legend’s son then sent out a message of thanks to everyone who had helped him through the difficult period.

He added: “To everyone who is still messaging me and supports me every single day, It doesn’t go unnoticed and I appreciate it.

“Thank you.”

Shane Warne passed away at the age of 52 after being found unresponsive in a villa in Thailand on Friday, March 4.

His autopsy showed that he passed of a suspected heart attack.

It was news that reverberated across Australia and the entire sporting world. 

Jackson later fulfilled a promise the two had made two each other - to compete in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Aussie royalty Warnie was known for his love of poker and often travelled overseas to compete in various tournaments.

But like any proud father, his one dream was to do it alongside his son.

Jackson Warne competed in the tournament in July this year.

Featured Image Credit: @jacksonwarne18/Instagram.

Topics: Cricket, Australia

Jayden Collins
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