Larry Emdur describes sitting by Grant Denyer’s side in hospital


Larry Emdur has revealed how he sat by Grant Denyer’s side while the TV host was hospitalised after breaking his back in 2008.

Appearing on the It’s All True? podcast alongside Grant and his wife Chezzi Denyer, where the Morning Show host was thanked for his help during that trying time.

‘When Grant broke his back, you came and sat next to him. I don’t know if you ever realised the impact that had on Grant,’ Chezzi said.

Larry Emdur (pictured) has revealed how he sat by Grant Denyer’s side while the TV host was hospitalised after breaking his back in 2008

‘You would come and sit with Grant, he was as high as a kite and telling all sorts of stories and he always felt much better after you came and sat next to him, and you told him a lot of times he was going to be alright.’ 

Larry replied: ‘We’re a small club. It’s a small club. There’s not many people who do what we do. There’s not many of us. We can all fit in one plane to go to the Logies. 

‘I remember that Grant, very well. I remember how it impacted all of us. You’re one of the most loved in the business. It was horrible. Gosh,’ he continued. 

'I remember that Grant, very well. I remember how it impacted all of us. You¿re one of the most loved in the business. It was horrible. Gosh,' he said. Grant is pictured

‘I remember that Grant, very well. I remember how it impacted all of us. You’re one of the most loved in the business. It was horrible. Gosh,’ he said. Grant is pictured 

'For people who love you and care about you and for fans of yours. Going and sitting there and listening to your bulls**t while you were stoned off your face was the least I could do,' he added

‘For people who love you and care about you and for fans of yours. Going and sitting there and listening to your bulls**t while you were stoned off your face was the least I could do,’ he added

‘For people who love you and care about you and for fans of yours. Going and sitting there and listening to your bulls**t while you were stoned off your face was the least I could do.’ 

Grant profusely thanked Larry for being by his side, saying that others had ‘run away’ in the face of the tragedy.  

‘Thank you, you have a huge heart,’ an emotional Grant said. 

The former Family Feud host has battled a highly publicised painkiller addiction in the past, after breaking his back during a freak monster-truck accident in 2008. The crash left Grant with a vertebrae that was shattered in 11 pieces, and doctors feared he might never walk again

The former Family Feud host has battled a highly publicised painkiller addiction in the past, after breaking his back during a freak monster-truck accident in 2008. The crash left Grant with a vertebrae that was shattered in 11 pieces, and doctors feared he might never walk again

Chezzi also thanked the breakfast television host for staying with Grant at the hospital so she could go home and shower.  

Over the years, Grant and Chezzi have faced many challenges to their marriage. 

The former Family Feud host has battled a highly publicised painkiller addiction in the past, after breaking his back during a freak monster truck accident in 2008. 

Gant's wife Chezzi (right) also thanked the breakfast television host for staying with Grant at the hospital so she could go home and shower

Gant’s wife Chezzi (right) also thanked the breakfast television host for staying with Grant at the hospital so she could go home and shower

The crash left Grant with a vertebrae that was shattered in 11 pieces, and doctors feared he might never walk again. 

Denyer previously spoke about his painkiller addiction during a discussion with his campmates on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 

He explained he’d once pelted eggs at his wife Chezzi when he was hungry during his recovery.

In 2014, Grant attended a wellness centre in Thailand which specialises in the treatment of PTSD and exhaustion

 In 2014, Grant attended a wellness centre in Thailand which specialises in the treatment of PTSD and exhaustion

‘I decided to crash off it which was… when I went missing…’ he told Abbie Chatfield, Alli Simpson and Toni Pearen.

‘Mate, I pelted eggs at her [Chezzi] one night. I cracked it for some reason. I was hungry and was in pain and was confused and I just started throwing eggs at her.

‘She doesn’t deserve this, but you just can’t stop.’

The pair married in 2010 and have three daughters together; Sailor, 10, and Scout, six, and welcomed baby girl Sunday, who is now one, in February last year. All pictured

The pair married in 2010 and have three daughters together; Sailor, 10, and Scout, six, and welcomed baby girl Sunday, who is now one, in February last year. All pictured 

In 2014, Grant attended a wellness centre in Thailand which specialises in the treatment of PTSD and exhaustion. 

The popular presenter made a remarkable recovery, triumphantly returning to TV screens and eventually winning a Gold Logie. 

The pair married in 2010 and also have two older daughters together; Sailor, 10, and Scout, six. 

They also welcomed a third child, baby girl Sunday, who is now one, in February last year. 

The popular presenter made a remarkable recovery, triumphantly returning to TV screens and eventually winning a Gold Logie

The popular presenter made a remarkable recovery, triumphantly returning to TV screens and eventually winning a Gold Logie 

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