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Roxy Jacenko hits back at trolls in an emotional post after her SAS Australia exit

The PR queen suffered a horrific injury.

By Alex Lilly
Despite jumping backwards out of a helicopter into a freezing cold lake, Roxy Jacenko left SAS: Australia after six hours.
But the PR maven has some words for her haters.
Roxy chose to leave the show in the first episode. (Channel Seven)
After actor Firass Dirani turned his back to the team, the recruits were ordered to submerge themselves in freezing water but it proved too much for Roxy, who asked to voluntarily withdraw from the show.
On Monday night after the episode aired, the 40-year-old entrepreneur shared four images of herself in hospital taken six weeks before she started filming SAS, explaining that she'd fractured her hip and pelvis after a horse riding injury.
"To be candid I shouldn't even need to post this - but I am left with no choice," Roxy began.
"To date I haven't shared these images because I don't think that it's necessary to share an accident where I was fortunate enough to get better when many would have sustained long term and irreparable damage," the mother-of-two continued.
"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--k it - I'll post. For the f--k wits that have left comments on the post previous to this which I encourage you to read as it shows how alive and well these keyboard warriors are, let me explain how weak and fake I am."
The star shared multiple photos from hospital, explaining she injured her pelvis and hip six weeks before going on SAS. (Instagram)
The PR queen continued: "I fractured my 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.
Roxy went on to say that she spent the next six weeks on her back with "daily Clexane injections and physio, orthopedic surgeon appointments" and more.
"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," she stated.
The SAS cast are put through gruelling situations. (Channel Seven)
Roxy then mused: "I think what it shows was, I had a commitment, I showed up and I tried my very best - which given the circumstances was a hell of a lot given my situation.
"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' - 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.

The mother-of-two then remarked that her previous battle with breast cancer gave her some more perspective about looking after her health.
"Having had cancer some three years ago I know that I didn't need to take the chance of doing myself more harm," she said.
"Anyway I think it simply shameful I had to post this & as I went to include my hospital discharge paperwork I stopped myself and thought - you know what - f* them this is more than enough! I don't need to prove anything to anyone I don't know!"
Her time on the show may have been short, but Roxy impressed the directing staff with her fearlessness.
"I don't actually think I've ever failed," she reflected on the show.
Roxy is proud of her efforts. (Instagram)
After making the decision to leave, a tearful Roxy admitted she didn't want to give up but that she was in too much pain.
"What a disaster," she confessed on the show.
"I've always had the mindset of take every opportunity that comes your way. But people think that I can't or won't, or wouldn't expect it. And that's been every single thing that I've done...
She added: "But for me, it doesn't matter what everybody else thinks, it doesn't matter if you get to day 12 or day two, the fact that I've actually taken the punt to do it with determination and grit no matter what, that's enough for me."
This story originally appeared on our sister site, Who.