Former Labor MP Emma Husar bursts into tears as she leaves SAS Australia after she couldn’t shake a nightmare leg injury
Former Labor MP Emma Husar became the fourth recruit to voluntarily resign from SAS Australia on Wednesday night.
The 41-year-old had tried to push through as she struggled with an ongoing calf injury, but realized she couldn’t continue after falling behind the other recruits.
Emma burst into tears after making her decision, saying she “didn’t want to leave” but felt she had no other choice.
Out: Former Labor MP Emma Husar became the fourth recruit to voluntarily resign from SAS Australia on Wednesday night
Earlier in the episode, the politician — whose injury sustained while training for the series — could barely keep up with the rest of the team as they jogged to an assault course.
Head Instructor Ant Middleton then announced to the recruits, “From that little run it’s damn obvious a few of you shouldn’t be here.
“Before we do this, and you destroy yourselves, does anyone want to do the right thing?”
Injured: The 41-year-old had tried to push through as she struggled with an ongoing calf injury, but soon realized she couldn’t continue after falling behind the rest of the recruits
After a moment of silence, Emma said reluctantly, “Yes, staff. I promised my team that if I couldn’t keep up, if my injury stopped me, I would go home.
“I’m going to keep my word, for my team.”
‘Good. You know what? Good choice. Then you would have made yourself right,’ Ant responded.
“Listen, enough is enough, you’ve gone far enough. Good effort, well done to be honest with yourself and honest with the others.’
Emma was already panicked at an early challenge, where she was engulfed underwater in a vehicle and had to wait for instructions to swim to safety.
However, she quickly surfaced because she “didn’t think her leg would make it.”
Departure: Shortly after, Emma burst into tears as she walked away, saying, “I didn’t want to go home. I didn’t want to go home’
After she left, she said to Ant and the recruits, “Thanks for the opportunity. Make me proud guys, make me proud.’
Emma then burst into tears as she walked away, saying, “I didn’t want to go home. I didn’t want to go home.’
Emma spoke to the camera before appearing on the show: “When I go out because I can’t hack it, I’ve accomplished what I set out to do, which is to test my determination and resilience under God knows what experiences in my life.
“If I have to leave because of a medical … I won’t be happy about it.”
Later she said, “If it had been up to me, I would have crawled through it. But there are 15 others to consider.”
SAS Australia continues on Channel Seven on Monday at 7:30pm
Devastated: ‘If I have to leave because of a medical… I won’t be happy about it,’ said Emma in a clip filmed before the activities took place