Lisa Curry responds after Jett's emotional SAS confession about sister Jaimi

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SAS Australia star Jett Kenny opened up about the heartbreaking death of his sister Jaimi during an emotional confession on Tuesday night's episode.

Jett's mum Lisa Curry praised the 27-year-old for his "courage", saying, "You know Jaimi would be so proud of you."

SAS Australia star Jett Kenny
SAS Australia star Jett Kenny shared an emotional confession about his sister and his regrets following her death on Tuesday night's episode. Photo: Seven

During the episode, the celebrity recruits had to share the thing they're most ashamed of in life.

Jett stood in front of the group and admitted that he "never fully understood" what Jaimi was going through with the mental health battle that claimed her life in September last year at the age of 33.

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The ironman shared that there was one moment where he attempted to speak to Jaimi about her battle, "For me, it was kind of just, ‘Why are you doing this to yourself?’ And never fully understood it."

"There was one thing I said at her funeral. I’m not gonna say it because it was very personal but I remember saying it to her the night that she asked me … this question, and I gave her the honest truth. And I was hoping that was the harsh reality that she needed – hearing it from her younger brother.

"But she’s gone now. I kind of regret not being there for her more."

Jett and Jaimi Kenny
Jett's sister Jaimi died last year following a battle with mental illness. Photo: Instagram/Jett Kenny

Jett told the cameras that he, his mother Lisa and father Grant Kenny tried everything they could to support Jaimi.

"We did everything we could as a family and for Jaimi to try bring her out of it but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. She got told she wasn’t gonna make it to 30. She got to 33," he said.

"To me, it was like, you have the willpower to change your life and turn things around. But that’s me. I can’t speak for someone who’s going through mental health issues because I’ve never been there."

"Everyone has to do the best they can for the people that they love, but when you can’t it makes you question yourself. Like, 'Was I a good enough brother?'"

When he took his seat, Jett began crying, saying, "It takes a lot to get me to cry, but I cried at Jaimi’s funeral, and the night she passed away."

Later in the episode, Jett was taken to be interrogated and he spoke of the night Jaimi passed and the lesson it taught him.

Jett Kenny crying
Jett shed a few tears after speaking about Jaimi on the show. Photo: Seven

"I remember with my sister passing in September we were all sitting around the hospital bed with her, saying our last goodbyes. And I just remember seeing them (his parents) sitting there, holding her hand, just being, like, 'What more could we have done?'"

"Mum said it perfectly, she was fighting a demon in her head. And unfortunately, the demons got her in the end. She’d beat some away and then more would come back.

"It was good in a way because it was almost like her suffering was over. So she battled on for another eight and a half, nine hours from when I last saw her to when they took the life support off.

"And that’s what she was, she was a fighter. From day one until the very end."

The DS told him that's what he should be taking from this life lesson, to keep fighting until the very end.

Lisa Curry with daughter Jaimi Kenny
Lisa told Jett that Jaimi would be so proud of the man he is after watching his confession on the show. Photo: Instagram/Lisa Curry

Lisa shared a photo of Jett with the quote, "I'm content with doing my family proud," written across it.

"Jett, you have given us so many reasons to be proud of the young man you have become, for all the things you do, the kind, humble, funny, caring person you are known for - this is why people love you and this is why for dad and I, our proudest moments are when we can tell people that you’re our son," Lisa captioned the snap. 

"I know it took a lot of courage to say what you did and we all know how hard it is to say the words out loud , but you know that Jaimi would be so proud of you- she always was, and she loved you so much, always her little brother. Stay strong my beautiful boy."

One follower wrote, "He is absolutely amazing and his kind soul comes through so brightly."

"Jett's words last night were so touching, I think the whole of Australia held him close in our hearts last night, he moved me to tears, what a beautiful bonded family you have, I know that Jaimi walks beside each of you everyday," another said.

"I shed a tear last night watching Jett," a third said. "Such a proud parent moment for you. I have loved watching Jett on the show. He is an amazing individual."

Mental health support for yourself or a loved one can be found by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or the Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800. Online support is available via Beyond Blue.

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