Courtney Allan


He’s back! Grant Denyer returns to work days after being discharged from hospital

He’s back! Grant Denyer returns to work days after being discharged from hospital

Grant Denyer, host of Dancing With The Stars, has returned to work just days after recovering from a horrific back injury.

Last month, Denyer was hospitalised for the second time in a week after a back injury that took a turn for the worse. The injury was an “annular fissure or a ruptured/torn disk”.

After breaking his back in a monster truck stunt gone wrong 10 years ago, the recent back injury left Denyer unable to walk, leaving the father of two to face the very real prospect of possibly ending up in a wheelchair.

However, he’s defied all odds and is not only up and walking, but has decided to return back to work.

In a post uploaded to his own Instagram account, he shared his joy at being back at work.

The post reads:

“Feels amazing to be out of hospital & back on my feet! Just a lil’ test run on the dance floor before tomorrow’s semi-final. I’ve missed @dancingon10 soooo much.

“Anyone who knows someone with back pain knows it’s a slow process. Thanks for the messages & love, they’ve all really lifted my spirits. See ya’ll tomorrow night 7:30 pm for a MONSTER of show!”

His wife, Chezzi, was by his side whilst he was back on set, and shared the news with her own post on Instagram, updating followers on the situation.

“Quite remarkable to see him up and about, and rehearsed and ready for tomorrow night’s @dancingon10,” she said.

“He’s still a bit stiff, and has to lie down flat when he can... but we are miles ahead of where we were a week ago! Now I just need to try make him take it a bit slower and easier than he usually does...

“Can’t wait to see him back on TV tomorrow night!”

Dancing With The Stars airs on Network 10 on Monday nights.