Former cricketer Shane Warne has decided to embark on a speaking tour in order to tell the “truth” about his life, after a series of unauthorised biographies and headlines about his charity have painted a less than rosy picture of the spin king. In a series of events that are meant to be “intimate” at venues like Hamer Hall and the Sydney Opera House, Warnie says he will be honest about everything — even if it doesn’t reflect well on him. “You’re gonna get me no holds barred. The whole truth,” he says in the Herald Sun. Warne, whose Instagram profile reads “Ex sportsman, now a poker player & cricket commentator. In reality, just a single dad doing my best & love my 3 children to the sky & back” has also created a website that seems confused about whether his nickname is spelled “Warney” or “Warnie”. It promises “the whole truth and nothing but the truth” next to an image of a judge, in what seems to be a homage to Judge Judy. Tickets start at $99 and go up to $399 including “60-90 mins of alcoholic refreshments and canapes” and “chance to say hello to Warney”. What will we learn?

 

Invest in the journalism that makes a difference.

EOFY Sale. A year for just $99.

SAVE 50%

Save this EOFY while you make a difference

Australia has spoken. We want more from the people in power and deserve a media that keeps them on their toes. And thank you, because it’s been made abundantly clear that at Crikey we’re on the right track.

We’ve pushed our journalism as far as we could go. And that’s only been possible with reader support. Thank you. And if you haven’t yet subscribed, this is your time to join tens of thousands of Crikey members to take the plunge.

Peter Fray
Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief
SAVE 50%