Jackson Warne, 23, has revealed how he honed in on his health this year while grieving the loss of his cricketer father, Shane Warne.
Warne tragically died from a suspected heart attack on March 4 at the age of 52, after being found unresponsive in a villa in Thailand where he was staying with friends.
Now Jackson says that instead of making himself “miserable” this year, he decided to lean into healthy habits to get through the shock.
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“This year I could’ve easily gone downhill,” he wrote on Instagram. “I could’ve drank a lot of alcohol, gambled too much, quit the gym, ate shit food and not socialised. Be miserable.”
He added, “But I didn’t. I didn’t because I used this trauma as energy for life. I surrounded myself with good people, went to the gym EVERY DAY, drank water, swam, laughed a lot and was consistent. 1 day at a time.”
Jackson then added that he was “the happiest and healthiest I’ve been. Health is wealth. It costs $0 to exercise, laugh, drink water and go outside.”
He then thanked his followers who continue to message him every day and show him support.
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The year proved tough for Jackson, his sisters Brooke and Summer, and their mother Simone Callahan. Jackson even celebrated his 23rd birthday just a few months after his father’s passing, in May.
Jackson was born on May 20, 1999, and shared a post just days after his birthday this year where he admitted the mileston had been “a hard one to celebrate”.
“I was lucky enough to be surrounded by great friends and family to make it such a special weekend,” he wrote in his birthday post. “I turned 23 this year which is a very special number.”
It was the number Shane chose to wear on his Australia shirt for One Day International Test matches. He reportedly wore the number 23 in honour of his childhood hero, Australian rules footballer Dermott Brereton.