Mick Fanning on that shark encounter and Chris Hemsworth

Two years ago he made headline around the world for narrowly escaping a great white shark.

And after announcing his retirement from the surfing world this week, pro surfer Mick Fanning says he's now 'dealt' with the ordeal and is 'totally fine.'

Speaking on The Morning Show on Thursday, the 36-year-old spoke candidly about his emotions relating to the incident. 

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'I dealt with it': Retired pro surfer Mick Fanning, 36, revealed on Thursday's The Morning Show, that he's 'totally fine' after that infamous shark attack in July 2015

'I dealt with it [the attack]. People keep bringing it up and I don't know if they bring it up for a reaction or to get it off their chest, but I'm totally fine with it,' Mick told co-hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies.

'I went through all those emotions, mentally, physically, and for me it was an occurrence and hopefully it never happens again,' the sports star went on to say.

Elsewhere, Mick also joked that he has a 'man crush' on friend and A-list actor Chris Hemsworth.  

He said he hasn't given his friend any tips on surfing after the pair were pictured hitting the waves together in the past.

'He can surf. I've surfed with Chris before, he's a good

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