GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Brett Finch of the Storm reacts during the round 15 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Melbourne Storm at Skilled Park on June 24, 2013 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Former NSW State of Origin star Brett Finch has been admitted to a mental health facility following an incident on an interstate flight, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph. 

The Fox Sports commentator was seen with a blood nose while asleep on a flight between Sydney and the Gold Coast on Sunday.

“He looked like he couldn’t bring himself to get off the plane. White as a ghost, couldn’t control his runny nose and (appeared) paranoid,” a passenger told the Telegraph.

“He wasn’t abusive. He just didn’t want to get off the plane, like he was scared about something.

“The captain came out… they had to call fireys and ambulance to get him off.”

The Blues hero has previously revealed that following retirement he had hit “rock bottom”.

“It took a few years, it took three trips to rehab facilities,” Finch told The Matty Johns Podcast.

“I learned a lot about myself and the things that I’m dealing with. I had to realise I’m not going to get the highs I had in footy and for so long I was chasing that.”

The former Canberra, Roosters, Parramatta, Melbourne and Wigan player is most famous for his winning field goal for the Blues in the 2006 Origin series after being a late inclusion into the NSW squad.


  1. Nothing to do with the Roosters TwitOne, he regards himself as a Melbourne Storm ex player and fan.
    I do wonder though, did he see some Souths players in the rehab??? 100% he shared a bunk room with Inglis and Roberts.

  2. Whatever rehabilitation centre Finch signed himself into, fellow dunderheads Shadow, Twentysomthing and Eastofdivide need to get themselves fixed up there immediately also. The three stooges.

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