SHANE Warne thought he had 30 years left to live and was the “happiest he had been” before he died, his counsellor says.
Lianne Young, 47, who gave the ex-cricket star, 52, relationship advice from 2015, said he was ready to settle down.
And she told how the notorious womaniser had long moved on from his relationship with actress Liz Hurley, 56.
She said his death came as a terrible shock, revealing he was making plans for the future — and confessed to her that he finally knew what he wanted from life.
Lianne added: “Everything was going well. He had booked three months off and was looking forward to spending time with his kids, who he adored. There was no hint of health worries. He thought he had 30 years left.
“We talked about relationships and he seemed ready to find someone new. He never dwelt on his past.
“I remember at the end of the session, I asked, ‘Do you know what you want now?’.
“And he replied, ‘Yes, I’m happy’. I think he wanted three things from life — to remain close with his children, to settle down with someone and to play cricket.
“He was excited about the future.”
And she revealed how the sportsman, who had been on a 14-day juice diet before he died on a trip to Thailand, felt “hurt” by “fat-shaming” pictures.
She went on: “There were pictures of Shane out there that were not flattering. I know seeing those images would at times p*** him off.
“He was keen to get back to a healthy way of living.”
Lianne said Aussie Shane respected women, saying: “I know an awful lot of men who could learn something from Shane in that way.”
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