Sam Newman says Rex Hunt is seeking mental health help after footy legend's roadside medical drama
Footy Show star Sam Newman has revealed his friend Rex Hunt is 'not in a good place' as the AFL legend seeks help for his 'mental problems' after being rushed to hospital when he suffered a medical episode behind the wheel of his car.
The Richmond great called police for assistance after pulling over on the Princes Freeway while driving to Geelong at 2am on January 17 and was promptly taken for treatment.
Newman said he visited Hunt in hospital and the star player turned TV and radio host is being helped and receiving support from his mates.
'Rex was a good footballer, he played in two premierships, and he has been a great radio caller and a world-class fisherman ... and despite all of that, Rex, he is having some mental problems,' Newman said on the You Cannot Be Serious podcast on Wednesday.
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