Australian radio hosts speak for the first time since nurse’s suicide (VIDS)
Written by Russ Francis+
We told you on Friday the tragic news about the nurse on the receiving end of that radio prank call.
Mel Greig and Michael Christian from 2DayFM called the King Edward VII hospital last week, posing as the Royal Family and got some info on the pregnant Kate Middleton. Jacintha Saldanha was the nurse that answered that prank call and patched them through to the princess’s room. The prank got national media attention and all sides apologized about it.
Then on Friday, Jacintha was found dead in her home after a suspected suicide. She was 46 years old and left behind a husband and two children. Her husband released a statement, saying, “I am devastated with the tragic loss of my beloved wife Jacintha in tragic circumstances. She will be laid to rest in Shriva, India. We as a family are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Jacintha.”
Mel and Michael have been receiving a lot of hate ever since the suicide. Their station released a statement saying that they would be off the air until further notice ‘out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy’. They have gone into hiding. One of Mel’s friends said that she is close to a breakdown and is undergoing ‘intensive psychological counseling’.
Mel and Michael gave their first interview since the suicide. They were supposed to give three interviews but Mel was too distraught to go on.
They said that the joke was supposed to be on them because their accents were so silly that they never expected to get through. Mel said, “You know it was designed to be stupid. We were never meant to get that far (with) the little corgies (colleagues) barking in the background. We obviously wanted it to be a joke.”
They said that they will face the family to apologize if were to request it. Mel said, “If that’s going to make them feel better then I’ll do what I need to do, absolutely. If that’s something that they want to do (meet face-to-face), to get some closure, then I’ll do that.”
You can watch their interview below.
Kate is still battling with severe morning sickness but she has not been hospitalized again. Prince William had to cancel his plans yesterday to stay by his wife’s side. He jokingly said, “I don’t know why they call it morning sickness — they should call it all day and all night sickness. [Recovery is] a long old process but she is getting there. She feels like it is going to go on forever.”
Check these out too!
Tell us what you think.
Add a Comment
Fill in the form and submit.