Grant Denyer discusses how his terrifying opioid addiction 'still haunts him'

Grant Denyer discusses how his terrifying opioid addiction 'still haunts him'
Grant Denyer discusses how his terrifying opioid addiction 'still haunts him'
'I couldn't control my behaviour': Former Sunrise star Grant Denyer discusses how his terrifying opioid addiction 'still haunts him'

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Grant Denyer battled a highly-publicised painkiller addiction after breaking his back during a freak monster truck accident in 2008. 

And on Tuesday, the TV personality revisited the traumatic period as he announced he's teamed up with the charity Carers Australia to help give advice to those who are caring for a loved one managing severe pain.

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'I’ve been open in the past about how awfully embarrassed I am about the crazy things I did and said while trying to navigate [opioids],' the 43-year-old wrote in a post on Instagram.

Speaking out: On Tuesday, Grant Denyer spoke out about his highly-publicised battle with a painkiller addiction - saying the 'crazy things' he did during recovery 'still haunts him'. Pictured with wife Chezzi Denyer

Speaking out: On Tuesday, Grant Denyer spoke out about his highly-publicised battle with a painkiller addiction - saying the 'crazy things' he did during recovery 'still haunts him'. Pictured with wife Chezzi Denyer

'We can laugh about it now but the things I said to my gorgeous wife [Chezzi Denyer], who was trying her best to help me through a dark period, still haunts me. I couldn’t control my behaviour.

'Its tough on the patient and can be equally tough on the loved one caring for them. But

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