Kyle Sandilands says he was ‘two steps away from death’ after he and one-year-old son Otto contracted a virus
Kyle Sandilands said he was only ‘two steps away from death’ as he and his one-year-old son Otto have been fighting off a virus.
On KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O Show on Tuesday, Kyle spoke to Dr Sam Kay (Dr KIIS) about their health scare.
‘Me and the baby both got swabbed, and got told we had the rhinovirus,’ Kyle explained.
‘The baby seems to be fine, he has been sick for two weeks and he is better now, but I feel like I am getting better but then the next day I am destroyed again.’
Rhinovirus is the most common viral infectious agent in humans and is the predominant cause of the common cold, but it can cause severe illness in people with weakened immune systems.
Kyle Sandilands said he was only ‘two steps away from death’ as he and his son Otto have been fighting off a virus (both pictured)
Dr KIIS then asked Kyle to explain what other symptoms he has had, because it may have turned into a secondary infection.
The radio presenter then warned viewers that what he was about to say was gross, and his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson got so freaked out she took off her headphones.
‘I just went to blow my nose and nothing came out and I thought that is ridiculous, I have been very congested, my throats dry,’ he explained.
On KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O Show on Tuesday, Kyle spoke to Dr Sam Kay (Dr KIIS) about his and his one year old son’s health scare
Kyle warned viewers that what he was about to say was gross, and his co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (pictured) got so freaked out she took off her headphones
‘So when I went to blow my nose there was nothing but then I blew it really hard and it felt like octopus tentacles came out of both of my eyes and a huge greeny yellow discharge looking handful and it was very thick and rubbery.
‘What’s wrong with me, it’s disgusting? It felt like it was hanging onto my cheekbones and it was dislodged.
‘It actually felt kind of good.’
Dr KIIS then explained that he likely had a sinus infection, and when he blew his nose this build up off mucus was blown out.
‘That big stringy oyster of snots came out and you’ve released that pressure so it’s given you that fantastic relief,’ he explained.
‘So I think that’s where that secondary infection has been sitting.’
Dr KIIS told Kyle that he likely had a sinus infection, and when he blew his nose this build up off mucus was blown out
Kyle then said that another doctor told him the infection could spread and lead to something much worse.
‘The doctor said it could turn into a chest infection and then it could turn into pneumonia, and then death, so really I am only two steps away from death as I have been through the other stages,’ he said.
Dr KIIS said that these are the potential complications, but Kyle has cleared out his sinuses so he is on the road to recovery.
Intern Pete then said that Kyle blowing his nose ‘saved his life’ but Dr KIIS laughed ands said ‘it’s not that dramatic’.
While Kyle has still been feeling unwell, his son Otto is luckily better have being ill for two weeks (both pictured)