Shock jock Kyle Sandilands has been taking time off work to grieve following the death of his father.
After KIIS FM radio station was accused of recycling previous radio segments to fill in time while Kyle away, the 44-year-old went on air to explain why he's been absent from the show.
“I know I wasn’t here yesterday and we had to do some replays but I’m sick and tired of reading things in the newspaper that are outright lies,” he said.
“Over the past few weeks I’ve have had a couple of days off. I haven’t been feeling that well and it goes on and off. The truth is, I’m still finding it hard to deal with the death of my dad."
He continued: “I wanted to keep it private but I’ve got to put it out there now because I don’t want all the doom and gloom and everyone worried, and people making up stories and speculating.
“It’s tough when you read things online. Online writers accusing us of tricking listeners. I got a bit annoyed and I thought, ‘Hang on, don’t be ashamed for actually missing your father.’”
He added: “I love this job and we have a lot of fun but some days I just can’t do the fun.”
Love him or hate him, he’s only human at the end of the day.