“Brian and Shannon separated before the show,” the friend reveals. “After years of being a professional sportsman, Survivor was a chance for Bri to escape and find himself again.”
But since returning from the tropical island paradise, Brian has found himself in some serious hot water.
In July, the former Hawthorn star was arrested while in Japan for his part in an alleged bar fight. He was released by police a short time later.
Adding to his troubles, his friend reveals the 36-year-old is also struggling with “mental health issues” and the “death of his mother”.
“He came back from Survivor and everything just really hit him. He is now taking much needed time to deal with it all.”
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