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Karl Stefanovic pained at men’s only charity lunch in QLD

Karl Stefanovic’s horror week turned into a horror fortnight on Monday, after ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn said the father of her children was ‘dead’ to her.

That, combined with the fallout from Lisa Wilkinson’s defection from the Today show, may have been weighing heavy on his mind on Friday.

The 43-year-old looked a little hot and bothered as he arrived inBrisbane’s trendy West End for Youngcare’s men’s only charity lunch.

Hot and bothered? After a difficult month, Karl Stefanovic was seen looking hot and bothered as he arrived in Brisbane’s trendy West End for Youngcare’s men’s only charity lunch

Karl braved Queensland’s sweltering heat in a wool suit and was spotted in deep thought as he approached the venue on foot.

The embattled Nine star didn’t appear to be in the same high spirits as he was earlier in the week, when he was seen laughing and cuddling girlfriend Jasmine Yarbrough.

Making his way down the tree-lined street, he reached into his blazer pocket to check something on his phone.

What's on your mind? It's been a tough month for Karl, who saw Lisa Wilkinson quit Today because they wouldn't pay her the same as him, before ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn added more stress, condemning him in an explosive interview

What’s on your mind? It’s been a tough month for Karl, who saw Lisa Wilkinson quit Today because they wouldn’t pay her the same as him, before ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn added more stress, condemning him in an explosive interview

Brave! On Friday, Karl braved Queensland's sweltering heat in a thick cotton suit and was spotted in deep thought as he approached the venue on foot

Brave! On Friday, Karl braved Queensland’s sweltering heat in a thick cotton suit and was spotted in deep thought as he approached the venue on foot

Seconds later, a look of discontent appeared across his face, as he furrowed his brow.

He kept his focus trained on the pavement as he rounded the bend towards the entrance, where he mustered a meek smile through gritted teeth.

It’s been one of the toughest months for Karl since his shocking split with wife of 21-years Cassandra in September last year.

Stressed? Seconds later, a look of discontent appeared across his face, as he turned his gaze downcast and furrowed his brow

Stressed? Seconds later, a look of discontent appeared across his face, as he turned his gaze downcast and furrowed his brow

First, Today co-host of ten years Lisa Wilkinson quit their breakfast show in dramatic fashion, after Nine failed to offer her the same pay as him.

And seven days later, just as chatter of his own rift with the network had finally died down, Cassandra spoke out against him in an explosive interview.

Downcast:He kept his focus trained on the pavement as he rounded the bend

Downcast:He kept his focus trained on the pavement as he rounded the bend

All good? He mustered a meek smile through gritted teeth as he approached the entrance

All good? He mustered a meek smile through gritted teeth as he approached the entrance

Some tough luck: It’s been one of the toughest months for Karl since his shocking split with wife of 21-years Cassandra in September last year

Speaking to Woman’s Day, the 46-year-old revealed she ‘was in a very dark place’ when the relationship fell apart last year.

‘The children still have a father but I don’t have a husband. He really is dead to me and no, we won’t ever be friends again,’ she said.

Following their breakup, Cassandra said she was left in shock, falling in a ‘heap’ when the couple’s children, Jackson, 18, Ava, 12, and River, 10, would go to school.

‘I was completely gazumped when I realised Karl had gone.’ 

First: First, Today co-host of ten years Lisa Wilkinson quit their breakfast show in dramatic fashion, after Nine failed to offer her the same pay as him

First: First, Today co-host of ten years Lisa Wilkinson quit their breakfast show in dramatic fashion, after Nine failed to offer her the same pay as him

'He really is dead to me': And seven days later, just as chatter of his own rift with the network had finally died down, Cassandra spoke out against him in an explosive interview

‘He really is dead to me’: And seven days later, just as chatter of his own rift with the network had finally died down, Cassandra spoke out against him in an explosive interview

Slammed: 'The children still have a father but I don't have a husband. He really is dead to me and no, we won't ever be friends again,' she said

Slammed: ‘The children still have a father but I don’t have a husband. He really is dead to me and no, we won’t ever be friends again,’ she said

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