The Kyle and Jackie O show was cancelled once again today after lead co-host Kyle Sandilands called in sick.
It’s the second time the KIIS FM radio show has been forced to make do without Sandilands or his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson in two months.
In October, Sandilands and Henderson stormed off the show after they were dumped from the air by their in-studio censor.
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This time, Sandilands, who is currently hosting with fill-in presenter Brittany Hockley, has reportedly not shown up for work due to health reasons.
His regular co-host Henderson announced two weeks ago that she would be taking an undisclosed period of leave as she battles long COVID.
Without Sandilands available to work, KIIS FM was forced to play clips from past Kyle and Jackie O segments to fill up air time.
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Just last year Sandilands shocked listeners by revealing doctors were worried about his health and claimed he could “die instantly” due to his high blood pressure.
“I went to the doctor yesterday and the doctor is very worried. I’m on all these heavy blood pressure medications because I’m a maniac,” he revealed.
“Blood pressure is still through the roof. He was very angry,” he added.
Three years ago, Sandilands opened up about his struggles with high blood pressure during a 60 Minutes interview with Nine’s Karl Stefanovic.
“This is a silent killer,” Sandilands said. “Blood pressure is shocking. So not looking too good now.
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“It’s better now than it has been, three weeks ago I had the blood pressure machine on and the blood pressure was good, for the first time in probably fifteen years,” he added.
It seems both Sandilands and Henderson are in a bout of ill health, with Henderson also claiming on-air that she was taking leave under “doctors’ orders”.
“I’ve been not very well ever since I’ve had Covid,” she said in her on-air statement two weeks ago. “I’ve been struggling with this fatigue.
“I’ve been to the doctor several times and he said because I’ve been pushing myself every day, after the show all I’ve been doing is sleeping and I’m not getting better.”
She also apologised to their regular listeners: “You know how much this show means to me. You know how much I push through everything, and I would not be doing this unless I absolutely had to.”