Roxy Jacenko Silences Trolls by Revealing the Real Reason She Quit SAS Australia, "My Health is My Number One Priority"
Shortly after last night's premiere of SAS Australia, Roxy Jacenko took to Instagram to defend her decision to call it quits just six hours into the challenge. Alongside a series of images from a hospital bed and of her on crutches her post explains that just six weeks before filming she'd fractured her hip and pelvis.
"To be candid I shouldn't even need to post this — but I am left with no choice," her post began. "These photos were 6 weeks exactly before I left to join @sasaust7 - after reading the barrage of comments by people on my Instagram tonight I've decided — f*ck it — I'll post."
Roxy then went on to explain that she fractured her hip and pelvis when on a horse for a job, "the saddle slipped and I fell off. I got back on the horse so as not to bother the rest of the riders and disrupt their ride and then took myself to Emergency where I spent the next two days."
Following her accident, she spent 6 weeks without full mobility and was having daily Clexane injections, physio and orthopaedic surgeon appointments just to get back on her feet in time for SAS, which she had committed to six months prior.
"So if weak and pathetic is showing up to @sasaust7 because I had committed to it 6 months prior and put 6 days a week training into it no matter what my injuries were well then so be it."
Hitting back at those who questioned her commitment to the show, Roxy went on to explain how she persevered and showed up despite being advised against it, "I recall saying to my orthopaedic surgeon — "I may have to fall out of a chopper can you suggest a way to do this with my fractures" his answer was simply "don't"."
She finished off by pointing out that she did what she could on the show, but at the end of the day, her health and family come first, "I did what I could but the reality is, my health is my number one priority with two children and a staff of 22 who rely on me — not a show for people's entertainment and to give them something to troll/gossip about subsequently."
And you know what, she's exactly right. No reality TV show is worth harming yourself for or putting your already compromised health at risk. Roxy honoured her commitment and did what she could, and that's all anyone could have asked really. So in the words of Roxy herself, "F*ck them [the trolls]."
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