Sam Newman says he is worried about the 'state of mind' friend Rex Hunt is in ... trends now
Sam Newman has revealed that his good friend Rex Hunt has entered a mental health facility for the second time this year.
'It is well documented that I am a friend of Rex Hunt and I worry for his present state of mind,' Newman told the paper.
'Rex should put on hold all his future engagements until he completes a rehabilitation course at the facility he has been admitted to.
'He should give himself a break from public life and focus on his wellbeing spiritually, physically and mentally. He is a good friend, and we all want the best for him.'
Sam Newman (pictured) has revealed that his good friend Rex Hunt has entered a mental health facility for the second time this year
In July, Hunt checked himself into a Melbourne clinic to receive treatment for mental health.
Speaking on his You Cannot Be Serious podcast, Newman revealed the 74-year-old was battling with depression.
'Rex has since gone into a decline and he is currently in the care of an institution,' Newman said.
'He has gone into a decline, into a state of depression again, and we wish him well.
'He has a lot to offer. He is a world class and world-renowned fisherman. People love him and want the best for him.