Kerri-Anne Kennerley broke down in tears on Studio 10 this morning while interviewing Australia’s best known Invictus Games athlete.
Former Special Forces sniper commander Garry Robinson lost his leg after a black hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2010.
This morning he was telling the Studio 10 panellists about his injuries and how the Invictus Games saved his life when Kennerley burst into tears.
“I’m sorry, I’m so sorry,” Kennerley said as she grabbed Robinson’s hand.
Kennerley’s co-hosts appeared shocked and Joe Hildebrand tried to comfort her while continuing with the interview.
It’s possible the subject matter hit a little too close to home for Kennerley whose paraplegic husband died in February.
“I’m so sorry, everyone,” Kennerley said through tears. “I just know how painful everything must have been for you and your family. How did you cope with them and they with you?” she asked Robinson.
“It’s very tough,” he said. “It’s been an emotional rollercoaster my recovery.”
Once she regained her composure, Kennerley tried to lighten the mood. “Let’s get to the fun part, I want to know about Harry,” she said, referring to Prince Harry who created the Invictus Games.
“I have met Prince Harry many times and I was fortunate in Toronto when he brought Meghan out to the first sporting event … and he brought her over to me and introduced her to me,” Robinson said. “She’s very nice. A very pretty girl and he’s a lucky man.”
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel compete in a variety of different sports.