Kyle Sandilands was left in shock when his KIIS FM co-host Jackie O Henderson failed to arrive in the studio before work yesterday morning, and it was later revealed she was suffering from a health scare.
‘Too Much Pain’
Kyle, 45, was informed by Head of Content Derek ‘DB’ Bargwanna that Jackie, 42, was “slumped over the steering wheel” in the staff car park because she was in “too much pain”.
“Jackie and I pulled (into the carpark) at the same time. I walked past the car and there she is slumped over the steering wheel,” DB said.
“I opened up the door and she virtually falls out of the car, she can’t walk, she’s in pain. She’s white as a ghost.”
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“So she’s just laying on the floor in the carpark? Someone should go and get her,” Kyle demanded.
But being the trooper that she is, Jackie eventual struggled into work but looked visibly unwell, bending over in agony, on the studio’s cameras.
“It started like regular period pain and then something happened in the car. I thought I was going to pass out and my blood went cold,” Jackie explained to Kyle.
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“I thought I was going to vomit. I was just thinking, ‘I just need to get to work, I just need to get to work.’”
Endometriosis To Blame?
The mum-of-one suffers from endometriosis – a condition in which tissue that grows inside the uterus, grows outside of it – and one of the side effects is severe pelvic pain and period cramps.
Kyle gave credit to his colleague for powering through: “She’s a bigger man than me. Normally I just get a runny nose and I’m like ‘I’m out, I’m staying home’.”
Feel better soon, Jackie!
For more information on Endometriosis and the symptoms, click here.