Rex Hunt rushed to hospital following health incident

Jan 23, 2023
As news broke of Hunt's health incident, fans joined friends of the 73 year old to wish him all the best. Source: Getty Images.

Media personality and former Australian rules football player Rex Hunt has reportedly been rushed to hospital following a recent health incident.

Hunt is said to be receiving medical care following an incident that occurred while he was driving in the early morning hours of last week.

Victoria Police issued a statement confirming that they responded to an incident on Tuesday, January 17 where they spoke to a 73-year-old man.

“Police received a report of an incident at a Little River service station early Tuesday morning, 17 January,” Victoria Police said in a statement.

“Officers attended and spoke to a 73-year-old man about 2.15am. He was taken to hospital for assessment. There were no injuries reported.”

As news broke of Hunt’s health incident, fans joined friends of the 73 year old to wish him all the best.

Friend and former Brighton mayor John Locco told The Herald Sun that Hunt was recovering after a rough week.

“There are a lot of people that hold Rex in high esteem and we are concerned and supporting him. He can count on our support, affection and friendship,” he told the publication.

Hunt recently made headlines after being involved in a road rage incident in which he allegedly wielded a garden fork at another driver.

During the altercation a male driver appeared to throw a punch at the media personality before Hunt retrieved the garden toll from his car.

“You wanna die? You wanna die? Do you want to die?” Hunt was heard saying.

Hunt made a name for himself playing Australian Rules football, making his debut in the then Victorian Football League (VFL) in 1968.

He was part of Richmond’s premiership sides in 1969 and 1973 and in 1974, Hunt moved to the Geelong Football Club in 1974 where he played 32 games for the club before moving back to Melbourne and playing with St Kilda.

He retired from VFL football at the end of the 1978 season, but continued to play in the lower-level VFA in 1980 and 1981 with Sandringham.

Following his retirement from his playing career, Hunt become a popular commentator for 3AW and also hosted a number of panel shows such as the Sportsworld Footy Panel and I’m Rex Hunt and You’re Not.

Hunt also hosted Rex Hunt’s Fishing Adventures which aired from 1992 until 2004 on the Seven Network.

More to come as this story develops.

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