Grant Denyer will take a two week break from production commitments to resume his back recovery after ending the Dancing with the Stars finale in pain.
Wife Chezzi Denyer posted on Instagram that he will enter a Sports Physiotherapy Recovery Hospital, meaning all television and radio commitments will be on hold.
It follows back issues that struck him late last month after laboring work on his farm.
“A little over 4 weeks ago, Grant injured his back while doing some routine work on our farm.
He was diagnosed with an Annular Fissure, or “Disc Tear” in his L5-S1 Disc with a disc bulge.
Anyone who has been in this position knows how seriously painful these injuries can be,” she wrote.
“Grant has undergone two epidural procedures, using cortisone to try to reduce the pain however they have only provided limited relief.
“Grant attempted to return to work as he loves his job on both Channel Ten, and 2Day FM Breakfast, however after being left in significant amount of pain after hosting Dancing With The Stars Grand Finale show last night, he has decided to take a further two weeks off all work to be admitted to a Sports Physiotherapy Recovery Hospital to attempt to recover from his injury.
“We are hopeful Grant will be back to his usual happy and pain free self then. A big shout out to all the families with loved ones suffering from painful back injuries and conditions right now. You are in our thoughts!”
Denyer is currently filming upcoming game show Celebrity Name Game for 10, which is due to replace Pointless. It isn’t clear how delays to production have impacted a launch date for the show.
10 resumes new episodes of Pointless next week and is yet to announce a date for Celebrity Name Game.