“I feel cheated”: Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s emotional first interview on life without beloved husband John
Australian TV legend Kerri-Anne Kennerley has revealed candid details about the death of her husband John, admitting she feels “angry” and “cheated”.
John passed away in February at the age of 75, almost three years after an accident at Coffs Harbour golf course in March 2016 left him a quadriplegic.
Sitting down with The Australian Women’s Weekly, Kerri-Anne spoke about life without John and also revealed the heartbreaking question John asked her while he was fighting for his life in hospital.
“I feel cheated, not just for myself and my loss but also for John and the life that he should have continued to live,” said Kerri-Anne.
In an emotional interview, the 66-year-old said she believed her husband would live a long life as his father lived to 100 years old.
“So, anger, as a word, doesn’t even begin to cover what I feel,” she said.
Speaking to the publication, the Studio 10 panelist revealed the question John asked her after he struggled to recover following a major surgery.
The operation was meant to give him the ability to breathe more easily, but after he woke up in his hospital bed, John had seemingly given up hope.
“I watched as he slowly mouthed the words, ‘How hard do you want to me to try?’,” said Kerri-Anne.
She admitted that it was “difficult” to hear the words come out of her husband’s mouth, and till today, it affects her when she thinks about it.
Kerri-Anne now keeps John’s ashes in an urn on his bedside table, right next to his favourite tobacco pipes. A fitting memorial for a man who made an impact on her life.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the life Kerri-Anne and John shared together.