Legendary Australian radio star ‘Uncle Doug’ Mulray is rushed to hospital struggling with a ‘chronic illness’
Former radio star Doug Mulray has been admitted to a Sydney hospital.
The condition of the reclusive 71-year-old Triple M presenter is unknown but it is believed that beloved funnyman is facing a health crisis.
The Adelaide Advertiser reporting Mulray’s hospital stay on Saturday, said there were concerns that the radio legend is struggling with a chronic illness.
Doug Mulray has been admitted to a Sydney hospital. The condition of the reclusive 71-year-old Triple M presenter is unknown. Pictured: ‘Uncle Doug’ Mulray in his 90s hey day
Mulray, known as ‘Uncle Doug’, was a major ratings winner on Sydney radio in the 80s and 90s.
According to the publication, Mulray, a known recluse, appeared at a Triple M re-union at a Sydney hotel seven weeks ago.
Known for his outrageous humour, Mulray made a touching speech at the gathering of radio veterans.
‘We were the right thing, at the right time, in the right place, with the right attitude,’ he said, remembering the time Triple M dominated the music format.
Rumours have surfaced that the beloved former radio and TV funnyman maybe facing a health crisis. The Adelaide Advertiser reported on Saturday that Mulray (pictured) who was a major ratings winner on Sydney radio in the 80s, is struggling with a chronic illness
Mulray, who rose to fame at the ABC’s radio station 2JJ in the 1970s, left to join Triple M, a new commercial station in 1982.
‘It was just an astounding thing to be part of,’ he said of his days at Triple M. ‘We were blessed to have that thing … It was a joy to be there.’
He continued: ‘When I left radio I was over it. I wanted the privacy and I kind of distanced myself … It was kind of like a fantasy.’
The famously cheeky comedian emerged as a TV star in the 90s on Beauty and the Beast, and his own short-lived show, Mulray.
The famously cheeky comedian emerged as a TV star in the 90s on Beauty and the Beast, and his own short-lived show, Mulray
But, the star suffered a major career embarrassment in 1990.
Channel Nine boss Kerry Packer pulled Mulray’s Naughtiest Home Videos from the air mid-show, in an incident that’s gone down in infamy in Australian TV history.
The shock incident happened after Mulray introduced a video of a boy pulling a kangaroo’s testicles.
Packer reportedly phoned the studio and said: ‘get that s**t off the air.’ The show was abruptly pulled and replaced with re-runs of US sitcom Cheers.
Mulray returned to the Nine networks years later on the talent show Starstruck in 2005.
He also appeared on Channel 10’s Beauty And The Beast in 2002.
Mulray achieved TV notoriety in 1990 when Channel Nine boss Kerry Packer pulled the star’s Naughtiest Home Videos from the air mid-show. Pictured: Mulray on the red carpet in a rare public appearance in 2010 for the ARIA Hall of Fame and RocKwiz Inductee announcement