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VIDEO: The rise and fall of Michael Walker

BY Mick Sharkie - @TheSharkTweet
3 years ago G1X Docos

Article by Adrian Dunn

FOR some inexplicable reason, May has always been a defining month in the life of Michael Walker. And, so it promises to be again, as he recovers from another headline-making chapter of what has been a headline-grabbing life.

Walker has tentatively scheduled May as the month he will return to riding after a misadventure at his Melbourne suburban apartment in early April, which saw him black out in his bathroom, strike his head on the bath tub and suffer bleeding to the brain.

It sounds serious and it undoubtedly is, but in the grand scheme of things, Walker has faced far greater challenges. Eight years ago he was on life support after a terrifying 70-metre fall.

Michael Walker is determined to make a successful return. (Pic: Getty Images)

Love this video? Be sure to check out A Champion's Fall - the heartbreaking personal story of another star hoop.

Two years ago, when he could make no sense of anything, he considered talking his own life.

You hear many people talk about facing life-shaping issues and overcoming them. Michael Walker is better equipped than most to discuss the topic.

Rewind to May 19, 2008. Walker went pi...

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