‘I lost everything’: Sam Burgess cooks divorce before the dramatic appearance of SAS Australia.
NRL’s big Sam Burgess began his difficult marriage break-up with former wife Phoebe a few days before his dramatic appearance in SAS Australia’s upcoming season.
In the last two years after his withdrawal from the NRL due to chronic shoulder harm the first-time South South Sydney captain had endured a turbulent period of his life.
After publishing explosive allegations against him in The Australian in October 2020, he resigned from his role as a commentator and South Sydney as assistant coach.
After a judge said that there was reasonable doubt that the offense occurred, he was then convicted for intimidating his dad-in-law Mitchell Hooke.
In May this year in a police stop, the 32-year-old was also guilty of three charges for driving, where he tested for cocaine positive.
However, Burgess’s biggest success was the breakdown of his wedding with his two children’s mother – a separation with which the athlete still struggles.
Burgess told Stellar Magazine: “It’s much harder than I thought it was.
“I still think essentially, for both of us, that’s the right choice… We have two incredible children, I still care for Phoebe. As a married couple, we just didn’t work out.” We should work as parents and that is the most important thing for me at present. I try to improve myself so that in this situation we can be better co-parents, which is my last goal.”
In an effort to turn his life around, he also revealed that he had stopped drinking and drugs.
“It was probably the straw who broke the back of the camel for me, that (driving) charge,” says Burgesse.
“I had to talk a few things about it in my life and I feel great about it. (I) would like to know these tools about 15 years ago… “I had to deal with some things and I felt great for doing them.” I’m doing the job of correcting things.”
His appearance on SAS Australia, which is scheduled for Channel 7 and 7plus in September, was another step towards recovery in Burgess.
The Englishman can see the enduring tear gas and other extreme tasks in a sneak peak of the hit show you can watch in the previous video as he reveals that his respect for himself has fallen in the last few years.
Burgess acknowledges during the SAS lead instructor interview, Ant Middleton: “I lost my career, my children and my marriage. I lost everything.” I lost everything.
Burgess is one of 18 Australian flagships who face the most grueling phases ever seen in the UK and Australia in a range of physical and psychological tests from the real SAS selection processes!
The recruits are subject to extreme physical endurance, deprivation of sleep, interrogation and psychological testing under punitive circumstances without any allowances or exceptions in respect of their celebrity status or gender.
In the hope of passing SAS selection they must push past their fears and limits.
The star with something to demonstrate on TV is: The star recruits are: