Grant Denyer’s hell: Fears for his life

“I got hit by lightning once in a small plane, and all the power went out.”
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Grant Denyer has had a horror run with his health and wellbeing.

The 41-year-old host has shared the story of his terrifying near-death experience while onboard a small plane.

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“I got hit by lightning once in a small plane, and all the power went out,” the 2DayFM breakfast show host recalled on air. “So, we lost all our instruments and had to fly by sight.”

As a result, the pilot had to attempt a risky landing maneuver. “In Perth airport, you can’t see all other planes on the radar … so we’re going through clouds not knowing if we’d hit one of them,” Grant said.

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It’s just one of many challenges that the host has faced in recent times.

A string of health-related issues has forced Grant to take significant amounts of time off from his radio and television roles.

He’s also struggled with ongoing back problems, the result of two separate vehicle accident injuries.

The popular presenter was most recently sidelined from Celebrity Name Game after contracting a stomach parasite in Bali. As a result, Network Ten was forced to bring in stablemate host Rove McManus to temporarily helm the game show.

For more, see this week’s New Idea – out now! 

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