Celeb news: Grant Hackett speaks for the first time since rehab.

Grant Hackett has just made his first statement since coming out of rehab. The 33 year old former Olympic swimmer spoke to a Channel Nine reporter this morning, saying he’s feeling much better and that he’s proud of the decision to seek professional help.

“The things I’ve learnt in the past month-and-a-half have been quite unbelievable,” he said this morning of his time in a US rehabilitation clinic.

Hackett admits he was relieved to have a “bit of peace and quiet”.

“It just gets to a situation in life where you’re not coping too well and you need to put your hand up and ask for help. I certainly got to that situation. And I feel proud of myself that I had the strength and courage to do that. Because, you know, I have a great happy life in front of me. I want to be a great father. And I want to do those things properly. Certainly what I’ve learned over the past five weeks have put me in the position to do all those things a lot better.”

See Grant confirming that he’s feeling better here.


This comes just a month after Hackett’s family staged an intervention to get him into a facility for treatment.

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