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Grant Denyer rushed to hospital again with back injury

The battered TV host put on a brave face as his worried wife announced the news.

By Jess Pullar
Grant Denyer is many things - television host on more shows than we can count, a Gold Logie winner and a passionate advocate for mental health.
But when it comes to nailing some handy work at home, it appears he is not quite so talented.
The Channel 10 frontman was rushed to hospital for a second time this week after sustaining a back injury, and it wasn't for the reason you'd expect.
Grant is in hospital again after sustaining an unexpected injury. (Image: Instagram)
Sharing a picture of Grant looking a little worse for wear in a hospital bed, his worried wife Chezzi shared an update we'd all been waiting for since hearing he'd been injured earlier this week.
"Not real fair, but then that is life. At least we now know what we're dealing with now," she wrote.
"Annular Fissure or ruptured/ torn disc. It's been quite a number of years since I've seen my hubby in so much pain.. OUCH!"
We can't blame her for being worried, as it turns out Grant sustained the injury not from a racing accident, as his wife joked, but after an accident while he was "hammering in some stakes" in their paddock!
Grant's wife Chezzi shared a worried update on her husband. (Image: Getty)
On Monday, Grant himself elaborated on the injury on the 2Day FM breakfast show.
"I was down the paddock mate with my Akubra on, my flannos', just slamming away on a star picket with a huge sledgehammer and twang - away it went," he explained.
The injury left him unable to host his current gig on Channel Ten, Dancing with the Stars, on Monday evening.
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And while the hospital visit this time was slightly less serious than a previous stint he had in 2008 after a bad car accident, Denyer's fans have been flooding him with get-well-soon wishes.
Fellow Channel Ten star Angie Kent, who appeared on Gogglebox and I'm A Celebrity, wrote a heartfelt message to Grant on Instagram: "Sending you all so much love! Lots of rest, lots of down time and lots of TLC. Sometimes the universe does things to tell us to slow down, even if it is unfair."
Meanwhile, a fan wrote: "Wishing Grant a speedy recovery xx Im sending you ALL the strength and love to get over this yet another hurdle in life xx stay strong."
And even Channel Ten penned its own tribute to Grant, which lightened the mood somewhat.
Posting a picture of him in hospital, the network wrote: "Get well soon @grantdenyer it's not like you're on half of our network's shows haha 😅"

And while it's only really been one week without Grant on-screen, we already miss him!
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Grant!

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