On the Mend –
June 6, 2020 – The 2001 All-Australian told The Herald Sun he was prescribed cancer-grade oxycodone tablets and at his lowest point ingested more than 1,000 milligrams in a hotel room and wondered if he would ever wake up again. ‘I was completely in denial. I was continually off my face and passing out and people knew,’ he said. You can tell by someone’s eyes they are taking drugs and I denied it and denied it, and finally family and friends got around me and said, “You need to do something about this”.’
Hay’s journey with drugs began in 2001 after suffering a knee injury and having an operation.