A former Channel 7 reality star who was reported to have ‘died’ in a ‘horrible tragedy’ – before she was found alive – has given her first television interview.
So dramatic It was first reported that Bride and Prejudice Australia star Dannii Erskine passed away on April 29 after a car crash in North Melbourne.
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On Tuesday, Erskine – who rose to fame in 2019 on Forbidden Weddings with then-fiancé Denton – spoke to Sunrise presenters Natalie Barr and Kochie about how the claim of her death was made after her Instagram account was “hacked.” became. .
A statement posted to Erskine’s Instagram page at the time appeared to confirm her death.
“Rest In Peace, Dannii Erskine, 1995-2023,” it said.
“We appreciate and respect the wishes we have been given as a family,” she said, after describing her death as a result of a “horrific accident.”
“Thank you for your support and respect.”
But days after the post appeared on Erskine’s profile, the reality star issued a statement confirming that she was indeed alive – and that she had been in the hospital and underwent “ankle reconstruction” for injuries sustained sustained in a car accident on September 17, 2022.
On Tuesday, Erskine told Sunrise she was “shocked” and “disgusted” by what happened during her recovery.
“I was under a lot of stress. I was told to basically switch off from everything and focus on recovery, and it was extremely difficult to do that when all of this was happening,” Erskine told Sunrise.
“I’m pretty shocked by what happened. I’m pretty disgusted.
“It just makes me sick because, as we all know, people lose their lives every day. It’s just one of those things that really gives you a stomach ache.”
In a bombastic twist, Erskine claimed a “known stalker” was responsible for the erroneous posts, but said she “couldn’t confirm names.”
“Unfortunately, I thought things were over, but obviously it’s not over.
“So it’s being investigated and hopefully justice will come soon and someone will be charged,” she said.
The TV star issued a warning, saying she’s had “the same password for over 15 years so it could be anyone who knows me”.
“Let’s just say my password wasn’t very difficult to use,” she said.
“I actually spoke to an IT tech company and they said it’s actually extremely easy to hack into Instagram and social media platforms these days.
“My poor family has been inundated with an incredible number of phone calls…” Erskine added.
“They confirmed at the time that it was completely untrue, but when they said it anyway, they shouldn’t have gone through it.
“This whole experience was awful, it was awful.”