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The heartbreaking reason Lisa Curry appeared on The Masked Singer

The heartbreaking reason Lisa Curry decided to appear on quirky singing competition The Masked Singer

Sporting icon Lisa Curry stunned fans and judges alike when she appeared on Monday night’s episode of The Masked Singer.

And now host Osher Günsberg has revealed an emotional behind the scenes moment viewers did not get to see.

The 48-year-old said Lisa told him during filming she wanted to take part in the quirky singing contest because she needed to be ‘cheered up’.

 The Masked Singer host Osher Günsberg has revealed the heartbreaking reason Lisa Curry decided to appear on the quirky singing series. Pictured: Olympic legend Lisa Curry as the caterpillar 

The 60-year-old Olympic swimming legend is still overcome with grief after her daughter’s Jaimi Kenny’s death at age 33 in 2020.

Osher explained he was left so emotional when she made the sad admission he gave the sports star a hug. 

He said her comment was edited out of the show before it went to air.

‘Thank goodness they cut away because I legit teared up,’ he tweeted this week. 

‘What an absolute goddess of a human.’

Osher explained after Lisa made her heartbreaking admission, he was left so emotional he gave the sports star a hug

Osher explained after Lisa made her heartbreaking admission, he was left so emotional he gave the sports star a hug 

Viewers responded to Osher’s Tweet with their own emotional stories.

‘I was fully teared up,’ answered one fan.

‘She is such a beautiful human and a true survivor.’  

Lisa left the judges stunned when she was revealed as the identity behind the Caterpillar

Lisa left the judges stunned when she was revealed as the identity behind the Caterpillar 

‘It looked like she was having a ball. She did a great job and I think we all wished we could hug her,’ said another. 

Lisa left the judges stunned when she was revealed as the identity behind the Caterpillar.

She performed a moving rendition of Cloudy Day by Tones and I and failed to impress the show’s live audience.

The 60-year-old Olympic swimming legend is still overcome with grief after her daughter's Jaimi Kenny's death at age 33 in 2020 Pictured: Lisa and Jaimi

The 60-year-old Olympic swimming legend is still overcome with grief after her daughter’s Jaimi Kenny’s death at age 33 in 2020 Pictured: Lisa and Jaimi

The judges final guesses included Schapelle Corby, Carrie Bickmore, Sally Pearson and Emily Seebohm.

‘I can’t sing but I am cute,’ Lisa laughed after taking off her mask.

‘Caterpillars can’t sing, you know that, but we do turn into butterflies. And that I can do. Well, at my age, I’ll probably turn into a moth,’ she laughed.

The judges final guesses after Lisa's performance included Schapelle Corby, Carrie Bickmore, Sally Pearson and Emily Seebohm Pictured: Mel B and Abbie Chatfield (R)

The judges final guesses after Lisa’s performance included Schapelle Corby, Carrie Bickmore, Sally Pearson and Emily Seebohm Pictured: Mel B and Abbie Chatfield (R)

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