AFL star Rex Hunt opens up about his opioid addiction and mental breakdown trends now
Rex Hunt suffered a mental breakdown in January on the side of the Princes Freeway in Victoria, which saw him do a seven week stint in a psychiatric facility.
Speaking on the podcast You Cannot Be Serious on Wednesday, the former AFL star, 73, revealed the details of his roadside incident when he called police for aid.
The television presenter, who was diagnosed with 'bipolar depression', said his mental health went downhill after he got hooked on opioids seven years ago.
'I overdosed on opioids and went downhill very, very quickly. I am completely off opioids (now),' he told host and long-time friend of 50 years Sam Newman.
'I am certainly on a couple of medications from my psychiatrist to try and level out my brain, but it is a big thing.'