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Kyle Sandilands reveals serious health condition diagnosis

Kyle Sandilands’ secret health battle: Radio king breaks down as he reveals he’s been hiding a serious condition – leaving Jackie O in tears and mate Karl Stefanovic gobsmacked

  • Kyle Sandilands revealed he has been quietly battling a serious condition 
  • The 48-year-old cried as he spoke to Jackie ‘O’ Henderson about the diagnosis 
  • He previously revealed he ate excessive junk food and took drugs ‘on and off’

Kyle Sandilands has tearfully revealed he is battling a serious health condition – leaving his radio co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson visibly shaken.  

The 48-year-old, long considered one of radio’s most divisive figures, will tell all in an exclusive interview with his friend Karl Stefanovic on 60 Minutes on Sunday night.

Sandilands, one half of the Kyle & Jackie O Show, looked at his colleague with tears in his eyes and told her he’d been keeping the diagnosis a secret for some time.

Sandilands, one half of the Kyle & Jackie O Show, looked at his colleague with tears in his eyes and told her he’d been keeping the diagnosis a secret for some time now

The duo have been working together for almost 20 years, and dominate the airways as Australia's number one breakfast show

The duo have been working together for almost 20 years, and dominate the airways as Australia’s number one breakfast show

‘I love you and it’s been wonderful,’ he said, struggling to control his emotions. 

‘[But] there’s a condition that I’ve been diagnosed with that I haven’t spoken to anyone about.’

The preview for Sunday night’s episode then cuts to Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, who wipes away tears from her eyes. 

The duo have been working together for almost 20 years, and dominate the airways as Australia’s number one breakfast show.

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson arrive for the debut single launch by pop group Scandal’Us at Sydney’s Planet Hollywood in 2001. The pair are ratings winners on KIIS FM

Over: Kyle split from longterm girlfriend Imogen Anthony, 29, in mid-2019 after eight years of dating

Over: Kyle split from longterm girlfriend Imogen Anthony, 29, in mid-2019 after eight years of dating

Other parts of the interview will reflect on the time they’ve spent getting to the top – and just how hard it is to maintain their status.

‘I’m always worried you’re going to say something and it’ll just ruin you,’ Henderson told Sandilands. ‘Staying at number one is harder than getting to number one.’

In response, Sandilands said he ‘doesn’t give a f**k’ – an ethos that his management and bosses have capitalised on throughout his career.

‘Millions of dollars of marketing has been spent on me being a bastard,’ he laughed, while describing Henderson as the ‘yin to my yang’.

Moving on: Kyle is now dating his former personal assistant Tegan Kynaston (left), who is now the communications director of his company - King Kyle Pty Ltd

Moving on: Kyle is now dating his former personal assistant Tegan Kynaston (left), who is now the communications director of his company – King Kyle Pty Ltd

Other parts of the interview will reflect on the time they've spent getting to the top - and just how hard it is to maintain their status. Pictured with Cody Simpson

Other parts of the interview will reflect on the time they’ve spent getting to the top – and just how hard it is to maintain their status. Pictured with Cody Simpson

After living it rough on the streets as a child and decades of mistreating his body, the 48-year-old revealed last year he’d started taking more care of his body on doctors’ orders. 

In October 2019, Sandilands told The Daily Telegraph he started eating healthier, had stopped drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and his casual drug use.

‘Now, if I did one line, I’d be dead in five seconds,’ he said at the time.

He added: ‘I was like a teenage boy my entire life, and that caught up with me… so that had to get sorted out.’

He had taken cocaine and marijuana ‘on and off’ over the years, before deciding to completely cut them out of his life – as well as alcohol and sugary junk food.

‘I’ve still got high blood pressure and I’m still on medication like a mess,’ he added.

Since the transformation, Sandilands has dropped three belt sizes. 

Plenty of cash to splash! Known as the 'king and queen of Sydney radio', Kyle and co-host Jackie 'O' Henderson are believed to be getting paid $8million each per year

Plenty of cash to splash! Known as the ‘king and queen of Sydney radio’, Kyle and co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson are believed to be getting paid $8million each per year

He had taken cocaine and marijuana 'on and off' over the years, before deciding to completely cut them out of his life - as well as alcohol and sugary junk food

He had taken cocaine and marijuana ‘on and off’ over the years, before deciding to completely cut them out of his life – as well as alcohol and sugary junk food 



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