Jackie ‘O’ Henderson breaks down in tears over the COVID-19 pandemic


Jackie ‘O’ Henderson breaks down in tears live on air as she talks about the ‘stress and burden’ on families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Radio star Jackie ‘O’ Henderson broke down in tears on Tuesday while speaking about the devastating impact of coronavirus on families.

The mother-of-one, 45, struggled to speak as she discussed the inevitable job losses and mental health toll of the pandemic on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

‘I tell you, there’s going to be people that are losing their jobs over this,’ an emotional Jackie told listeners.

‘I couldn’t imagine that kind of burden and stress’: Radio star Jackie ‘O’ Henderson broke down in tears on Tuesday while discussing the devastating impact of coronavirus on families 

‘I couldn’t imagine that kind of burden and stress when you’re responsible for your family and feeding your family and it’s just so uncertain what’s going to happen,’ she added.

As she discussed the financial and mental health effects of COVID-19 with co-host Kyle Sandilands, Jackie started to cry.

‘I do genuinely worry for people out there,’ she said.

Heartbroken: 'I do genuinely worry for people out there,' Jackie said. 'It's just bad in every way, isn't it? You just feel bad for all of those families'

Heartbroken: ‘I do genuinely worry for people out there,’ Jackie said. ‘It’s just bad in every way, isn’t it? You just feel bad for all of those families’

‘It’s just bad in every way, isn’t it? You just feel bad for all of those families.’

Jackie explained that she was keeping her nine-year-old daughter, Kitty, at home and trying to remain upbeat for her during the crisis.

Kyle and Jackie O are not immune to COVID-19 fears, telling listeners earlier this month that a staff member had been tested for the virus. 

Keeping calm: Jackie explained that she was keeping her nine-year-old daughter, Kitty, at home and trying to remain upbeat for her during the crisis

Keeping calm: Jackie explained that she was keeping her nine-year-old daughter, Kitty, at home and trying to remain upbeat for her during the crisis

Jackie is broadcasting from her home, while Kyle is going to the KIIS FM studios in North Ryde on occasion but mostly working from home.

The government has announced an emergency stimulus package worth $84billion to keep the country afloat in the worst economic crisis in 100 years, as thousands are expected to lose their jobs. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 2,008 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia and eight deaths.  

Changes: Jackie is broadcasting from her home, while Kyle Sandilands (pictured) is going to the KIIS FM studios in North Ryde on occasion but mostly working from home

Changes: Jackie is broadcasting from her home, while Kyle Sandilands (pictured) is going to the KIIS FM studios in North Ryde on occasion but mostly working from home

Pandemic: As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 2,008 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia and eight deaths

Pandemic: As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 2,008 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia and eight deaths

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