Mitchell Schukking says he couldn’t stop swearing for a week but supports those who are trying to, to raise awareness of schizophrenia.
Mitchell Schukking says he couldn’t stop swearing for a week but supports those who are trying to, to raise awareness of schizophrenia. Sharyn Oneill

Celebs swear they'll stop

COULD you stop swearing for a week?

Mitchell Schukking knows he couldn't.

The kickboxer doesn't just pack a punch in the ring, he can blast someone off their feet with a string of colourful words as well.

“They say Australians are slack-jawed bogans and I'm about as slack-jawed as they come,” the 25-year-old said.

“I probably swear every second sentence.”

But the knockabout bloke can't work out how he became a self-proclaimed “swearoholic”.

“I was raised in a respectable family, all my aunties and my mum are Catholic,” Mitchell explained.

“I used to get a clip around the ear everytime I said something bad.”

Fortunately his girlfriend Emma doesn't respond the same way as his female relatives to his swearing.

“I've heard all the words before, but now I hear them on a regular basis.”

But Mitchell is supportive of anyone who can stop swearing.

And one Aussie famous for swearing reckons he can stop for a week.

Angry Anderson has joined a host of other celebrities to keep their potty-mouths clean this week for Schizophrenia Awareness Week.

He and former footballer Mark Geyer, the crew from TV show Bondi Rescue and celebrity chef Alvin Quah have pledged to watch their language to raise funds for the Schizophrenia Research Institute.

The group has already raised more than $23,000.

“Swearing is more common than most people think, and so is mental illness,” Alvin said.

Anyone can get involved by registering online at www.swearstop.com.au then emailing friends, colleagues and family to sponsor them for the week.

ALTERNATIVE TO SWEAR WORDS

bugger

sugar

gosh

flipping

freaking



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