Jackson Warne has candidly opened up about his struggles with grief following the death of his cricketer father.

Shane Warne, 52, died of natural causes on March 4 in a luxury villa on the Thailand holiday island of Koh Samui.

Almost seven months later, Jackson said that he “could’ve easily gone down hill” after losing his dad, but decided on taking the high road.

“I could’ve drank a lot of alcohol, gambled too much, quit the gym, ate shit food and not socialise. Be miserable,” he wrote in his Instagram post.

“But I didn’t.

“I didn’t because I used this trauma as energy for life. I surrounded myself with good people, went to the gym EVERY DAY, drank water, swam, laughed a lot and was consistent. 1 day at a time.”

Jackson confessed that he is now the happiest and healthiest he’s ever been because of the support he’s been receiving.

“I can now say because of this I am the happiest and healthiest I’ve been. Health is wealth.

“It cost’s $0 to exercise, laugh, drink water and go outside. If you do this I promise you’ll be the happiest and healthiest you can be.

“To everyone who is still messaging me and supports me every single day, It doesn’t go unnoticed and I appreciate it. Thank you.”

Images: Instagram

This article first appeared on OverSixty.