After almost a year out of the spotlight, Garry Lyon has returned to work with an apology to all those wounded by his affair with Nicky Brownless, the ex-wife of his once best friend Billy Brownless.
The AFL legend has been on hiatus from the media to sort out his mental health issues, which became public knowledge along with the affair early in 2016.
Lyon, 49, who returned to a hosting gig on SEN‘s breakfast show yesterday, said he was “deeply regretful” for the hurt he had caused.
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“There’s obviously been a lot of pain for people that I’ve been close to over a period of time, in particular my ex-wife Melissa,” he told Mike Sheahan in a 40-minute pre-recorded interview aired on SEN this morning.
“And my family, my boys, and by extension a larger group of people and then Bill, and his family.
“It’s important publicly that I apologise for the hurt and pain that they’ve been through.
Lyon admitted he had been through some “seriously dark times”, including a period at the end of 2015 where he was so depressed he struggled to leave the house.