Lisa Curry breaks down over daughter's tragic death: 'I feel like s**t'

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Lisa Curry became understandably overcome with emotion while speaking about her daughter Jaimi's tragic passing at just 33 in 2020 on ABC's Australian Story on Monday night.

The former Ironwoman, 59, who shares her three children with former husband Grant Kenny, said she is still trying to process her grief and has been in a constant state of mourning ever since losing her firstborn.

Lisa Curry broke down during an interview with ABC's Australian Story while speaking about her daughter Jaimi's tragic death at just 33. Photo: ABC
Lisa Curry broke down during an interview with ABC's Australian Story while speaking about her daughter Jaimi's tragic death at just 33. Photo: ABC

"Jaimi was only 33, she had a whole life to live," Lisa told the cameras as she began wiping away tears. "I haven't been able to talk about it because you can see what it does to me.

"All I've done for two years is sit and cry and eat... you know I feel like s**t."

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"If it's any consolation, Grant and I were able to be with her when she took her last breath," she said. "We were there when she took her first breath and we were there when she took her last."

Jaimi battled eating disorders and alcoholism in the years leading to her passing, with Lisa revealing it was multiple organ failure that killed her.

Lisa said she hoped she could help someone else by speaking about her daughter's demons.

Jaimi Kenny battled eating disorders and alcohol addiction before her death in September 2020. Photo: ABC
Jaimi Kenny battled eating disorders and alcohol addiction before her death in September 2020. Photo: ABC

"I'm still in a state where I'm still trying to work it out, because if I can help someone else," she said. "Here's something that I've learnt, it might help another family. But I don't know... I can't seem to do it. It's annoying. If I knew the answers I'd be shouting them to the world."

"I just don't feel like the same person anymore. It's like your soul has changed," she said.

Viewers praised Lisa for being so open with sharing her story with one Twitter user writing, "I laughed with her remembering her achievements and cried along with her as she spoke of her pain at the loss of her beautiful Jami. Thank you Lisa."

"A moving #AustralianStory on Australia’s golden girl Lisa, her courage will help other families and their kids experiencing eating disorders. Someone hand me a tissue," another added.

"Amazing lady, having the courage to speak out and help others through their pain," a third said.

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

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