Osher Günsberg : overcoming alcoholism, obsession, journey with medication, and the flip side to being famous

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Osher Günsberg : overcoming alcoholism, obsession, journey with medication, and the flip side to being famous
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Osher Günsberg is one of Australia’s most recognisable media personalities. Osher has been a guest in the living rooms of Australian’s for nearly 2 decades. From his work on Channel [V] in the early 2000's to seven seasons on Australian Idol, Osher was the first Australian to host live network prime time TV in the USA on CBS’ Live To Dance. Currently, Osher hosts Network Ten’s The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise.


He is no stranger to Podcasts, with The Osher Günsberg Podcast in its 4th year with over 1 million downloads (no pressure on my end). Recently, Osher has very publicly revealed his battled with mental illness, particularly OCD, alcohol abuse & psychosis. He has recently written the book: “Back, After the Break”. Osher openly reveals for the first time a powerful, dark, funny and heart wrenching story about life, love and living with mental illness. And the memoir is just the beginning. He is producing a LIVE show based on the memoir and speaking to audiences about his story, what others can learn and take away from it.


Osher and Mitch talk about the effects anxiety has had on both their lives. Osher shares his view and experience with medication in treating his condition, as well as what it’s like managing multiple conditions at once, one being a battle with alcohol. Mitch didn’t get given a rose unfortunately, as much as he tried, but he was given an insightful hour of vulnerability from a man who has been through a lot and lives to tell the tale.


Photo credit: Elizabeth Allnut

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