Grant Hackett Posts Photo Of Beaten Up Face Claiming His Brother Bashed Him!
Troubled former Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett took to Instagram today to share a photo of himself sporting a bruised face and black eye. In the post, the 36 year old blames his brother Craig for the injuries.
“My brother comments to the media… but does anyone know he beat the sh*t out of me. Everyone knows he is an angry man,” Hackett wrote next to the photo.
The photo comes a day after Grant’s parents called the police to their Mermaid Beach home after Hackett was believed to have become a “danger” to them. Witnesses say he was thrusting a knife into a chopping board when his family called police to report a domestic violence situation.
Following his subsequent arrest, brother Craig Hackett spoke to reporters about his sibling’s troubles. “He’s a danger to himself. He’s a danger to the community,” Craig said. “The Grant Hackett that Australia fell in love with, they can still have that affection towards him.
This is not Grant Hackett.This is a completely different person. I don’t know this person, my mum and dad don’t know this person. He’s there in body, but he’s not there in mind, soul or spirit.”
While Hackett was later released without charge after being arrested, he told waiting media he was “not great” and is believed to be receiving treatment in a Gold Coast hospital.
Hackett’s father Nev says he was forced to call the police on his son as he had become abusive and aggressive after drinking heavily.
“Grant’s got a medical problem and it manifested itself here this morning … he was raving and ranting,” Nev told the Gold Coast Bulletin. “He’s been receiving treatment from a doctor. He’s big and powerful when he’s not happy. We decided he needed some treatment but there was no way he was going to go and get treatment this morning so we called the police. The only way the police can do anything under the law of the land is to arrest him for domestic violence.”
Photos: Google images and Channel Seven