Kerri-Anne Kennerley Breaks Down Mid-Interview
While speaking to athlete and war veteran Garry Robinson, Kerri-Anne became overwhelmed with emotion.
While hearing Robinson's story of surviving a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2010, Kerri-Anne burst into tears.
After the crash, Robinson had suffered a traumatic brain injury, fractured eight ribs, punctured lungs and was at risk of a bone infection in his leg -- resulting in an amputation.
He admitted that years later he was going through "tremendous bouts of depression and anxiety", and went on to explain how his involvement in sport and the Invictus Games saved his life.
The Invictus Games were created by the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, which started in 2014 and sees injured or sick armed services officers and veterans competing in sporting events.
"I had no idea what I was capable of doing," he told the panel as Kerri-Anne continued to be visibly upset, "[Invictus Games] gave me that new focus in living and the inspiration and goals to set."
Apologising for her emotional reaction Kerri-Anne told Robinson, "I just know how painful everything must have been for you and your family," before asking how he and his loved ones coped with the difficulties they faced.
Calling his journey an "emotional roller coaster" Robinson said he dedicated all his successes to those he lost in Afghanistan.
"I live with that every day, everything I do is for them and to support them," he said of his fallen comrades.
While Robinson survived the crash his good friend PTE Ben Chuck and three others did not. "I was constantly dwelling on my good mates who died," Robinson said, "I now do everything for them."
Robinson also spoke about the many times he has met Prince Harry, with the mood lightening when he mentioned meeting Meghan Markle.
Meanwhile, Robinson was there to celebrate his inclusion in a new book Unconquered: Our Wounded Warriors, which takes a look at men and women from Australia and New Zealand who went from serving to competing in the Invictus Games.
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