‘There’s a lot going on’: Lisa Curry’s shocking health diagnosis

Nov 22, 2022
Lisa Curry faces more heart issues. Source: Instagram @our_human_experience_australia

Former Australian Olympian Lisa Curry has revealed a bombshell health issue that has led her to stay in the hospital twice this year.

During a live interview with The Morning Show on Tuesday, November 22, the 60-year-old grandmother of three revealed that she has Atrial fibrillation.

According to NHS, atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes irregular and abnormal heart palpitations, which reduces one’s heart to efficiently pump blood.

“I have been in hospital twice this year with a little bit of AF. I don’t know where I have got that – it has just appeared. The doctors say I need to be weaned off alcohol and coffee, and that is hard,” she told the program.

Common symptoms include dizziness, shortness of breath, tiredness and noticeable fluttering or irregular heartbeats.

“I’m now on beta blockers, which make you tired, so there is a lot going on,” Curry said.


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This is the second time in the last year Curry has faced a health scare relating to her heart.

Less than a year after her daughter, Jaimi Kenny’s, tragic death, Curry was admitted to hospital for “chest pains” caused by grief.

“I’m in hospital,” she shared on Instagram in July 2021.

“It’s day five after coming in with chest pain – a wide squeezing band around my chest and back. All my tests are good. Everyone is stumped. But you can’t test for heartache.”

Since her daughter’s passing, Curry has shared several posts about how she’s struggling to cope with the loss. Often reminding fans to be kind, while sharing a raw and honest account of the trauma Jaimi faced throughout her life.


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Curry had recently embarked on a “challenging” journey to release some of her late daughter’s ashes in a “meaningful” place.

Earlier in November, Curry scaled Mount Kosciuszko to honour Jaimi “by taking her ashes and dried petals from her funeral to amazing places around the country and the world”.

Curry previously scattered some of her daughter’s ashes in a similar fashion atop Mount Coolum, in Queensland, to mark her daughter’s second death anniversary.

The retired swimmer has experienced a series of heart troubles dating back years prior.

Back in 2008 she had undergone heart surgery due to an irregular heartbeat, then went through a second round of surgery in 2015 for myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle.


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