Anti-vaxxers are trolling Jackie ‘O’ Henderson in an online barrage of cruel comments after the radio host was rushed to the emergency room halfway through her show yesterday morning.
Her co-host Kyle Sandilands told listeners Jackie, 48, left the studios to get medical attention after experiencing tingling down her arm and chest pain – which can be symptoms of a heart attack.
The mother-of-one, who had undergone a procedure to remove a uterine polyp the day before, went to the hospital and was treated for an infection.
Social media trolls have targeted KISS FM host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson after she was rushed to hospital for a medical emergency
One person labelled Henderson as a ‘massive Australian jab pusher’ in a post on platform X for her pro-vaccine stance and for receiving the AstraZeneca shot live on air.
Another antivaxxer claimed ‘karma is a cruel mistress’, while a third added they had no sympathy for the radio host because ‘she reaps what she does’.
The radio station confirmed in an Instagram post Henderson had been given the all-clear would be returning to work.
On Wednesday morning, Henderson shared an update with listeners explaining she was ‘just fighting an infection’.
‘I got a bunch of tests done and I was there [at the hospital] all day,’ Henderson said.
‘You have to get the ECG done, blood tests and then they check your lungs as well, because those are the two things that cause the chest pains that I had.
‘I’m fine. I’m just fighting an infection and I’m good.’
Kyle and Jackie were preparing to interview Angela Bishop on Tuesday’s show when she started experiencing symptoms.
‘She just stepped out for a lay down. She’s got like a corset dress on and she had an operation yesterday,’ Kyle explained.
‘She also didn’t sleep much because of Intern Pete’s melatonin tablets that kept her up and then she’s been on the Red Bulls this morning.’
Before Jackie left, the pair called Sam Hay, also known as Dr KIIS, to ask if she was experiencing heart attack symptoms.
He told her to check her pulse and said it could be lack of sleep but if she continued to feel unwell she should seek medical attention.
Earlier in the show, Jackie had revealed she had visited her gynaecologist and had a uterine polyp, a growth on her uterus, surgically removed.
Henderson (right) returned to work and explained to co-host Kyle Sandilands (left) that she is ‘fine’ and ‘just fighting an infection’
John Laws, who was set to appear on the radio show, wasn’t impressed with Jackie discussing her surgery on-air and hung up just moments before his interview.
‘What must I have looked like on the operating table? Nude, shower cap…’ Jackie ‘O revealed.
‘Don’t tell me gynaecologists aren’t going “she’s hot and I get to see her vagina in five minutes”.’
During the discussion, a producer interrupted her and revealed John had hung up because he was ‘offended’ by Jackie’s story, refusing to come on the show.