In emotional scenes on SAS Australia, Jett Kenny has opened up about his regret following the death of his sister, Jaimi.
On Tuesday’s episode contestants were challenged to discuss something they were ashamed of.
The 27 year old opened up about not understanding his sister’s mental health battles, as reported by news.com.au, which claimed her life in September last year.
“For me it was kind of just, ‘Why are you doing this to yourself?’ And never fully understood it,” Jett said.
“But she’s gone now. I kind of regret not being there for her more.”
Jett was later interrogated one on one by the instructors later in the episode and recalled his final moments with his sister.
“Family is big thing for us. The only thing that really effects me emotionally is seeing them upset,” Jett said.
“I remember with my sister passing in September we were all sitting around the hospital bed with her, saying our last goodbyes. And I just remember seeing them sitting there, holding her hand, just being, like, ‘What more could we have done?’.”
Jett’s mum, Lisa Curry, took to social media following Tuesday’s episode addressing her son’s comments in a touching post.
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Followers were quick to comment their messages of support for Lisa who was hard hit by her daughter’s passing last year, hinting that grief caused her to visit hospital after suffering chest pain.
“Jett’s words last night were so touching, I think the whole of Australia held him close in our hearts last night, he moved me to tears, what a beautiful bonded family you have, I know that Jaimi walks beside each of you everyday.”
“I shed a tear last nights watching Jett. Such a proud parent moment for you. I have loved watching Jett on the show. He is an amazing individual.”
“A gentle, kind and caring young man with strong principles. Be proud of yourself Jett.”
“You have a precious son there and he is truly loved and appreciated for all that he is. It’s easy to see.”
Lisa had previously taken to social media to pay tribute to her daughter after she passed last year.
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