Entertainment

Alan Jones: Even with no pulse, still wants Abbott back

ALAN Jones was told he was "at the exit door" when doctors failed to find a pulse after the broadcaster was rushed to hospital last week.

The Sydney radio veteran was overcome by septic shock a week ago, and this morning detailed his near miss and improving condition in a call to his own radio show.

Jones said he was "weak, but OK".

"I had a very bad weekend in that I was just shaking. My body was like a whole branch on a tree in a storm," he said. "I was sweating and sweating ... the situation was diabolical."

After a night of sweating through his sheets and growing increasingly weak, Jones was eventually admitted to hospital last Monday.

When he got to St Vincent's, the shock jock was told "we're just struggling to find a pulse", he said. Jones said his blood pressure had dropped to 40 and was then transferred to intensive care.

"I felt I could've walked to intensive care, but apparently I had no pulse," he said.

Alan Jones said he began to feel better around Thursday.
Alan Jones said he began to feel better around Thursday.

Jones said he would be off the air waves as he recovered for the rest of the week, and indicated he may finally start to slow down.

"I've just got to rest and be sensible, and obviously I do have to cut back on my workload," he said.

In typical fashion, Jones hasn't let his condition get in the way of keeping up with the news or coming up with commentary.

In the same call, he commented on the federal government and called for former prime minister Tony Abbott to be reinstated as leader.

"The leadership has got to go," he said. "The bedwetters have got to work out whether they hate Abbott more that they hate losing."

News Corp Australia

Topics:  entertainment offbeat


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Families at the core of special week for kids

UNITED: Child Protection Week committee members Hayden Kerr, Josh Hogan, Cassie Holeczy, Julie Scanlon, Sylvia Power, Poppy Annear and non-members Vivian Mook, Kalia Parter.

Families at the core of special week for kids.

Boatload of support for cause

FUN FUNDRAISER: Jen Stratford and Tony Chatwin at last year's Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club's Parrot Head Party.

There is a boat load of work ahead of the SICYC Rendezvous.

Yachties prepare for fun

PLENTY OF FUN: Members of SICYC get into the spirit of last year's Pirate and Parrot heads theme.

The SICYC Rendezvous will be more than a casual get-together.

Local Partners

Survivor twist bound to shock

TARA Pitt benefited from a shock twist on Australian Survivor, but will everyone be happy? She’s bracing for a viewer backlash.

The Block goes back to school with gorgeous kids rooms

Ronnie and Georgia's winning kids bedroom in a scene from The Block.

ONE magical bedroom received the first perfect score of the season.

A prince is sailing around the Whitsundays

Prince of Denmark Frederik is racing on Wild Oats in the Whitsundays.

Rumours circulating about where the princess is

What's on the small screen this week

Rob Collins and Jessica Marais in a scene from season two of The Wrong Girl.

JESSICA Marais returns in The Wrong Girl.

Playing Tom Cruise's wife was a dream for Sarah Wright

Tom Cruise and Sarah Wright in American Made.

The actress stars opposite Cruise in the action comedy

Taylor Swift wipes presence off social media

Singer Taylor Swift has deleted her social media accounts

Social media wipeout prompts rumours of a new album

Swedish TV drama turns up heat

Louise Nyvall stars in the Swedish TV series Farang.

Scandinavian crime thriller goes troppo

EXPLAINED: What the 'Costco effect' means for Ipswich

PRICE WARS: A Costco store similar to this one in Canberra, is planned for Ipswich.

Exclusive 'cult' about to change how families do grocery shopping

4800 homes to be built in massive new Coast estate

Masterplanned community full steam ahead - it's not Caloundra South

Open for inspection homes August 17 - 23

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection.

Airbnb, Stayz and co tipped to squeeze Coast housing market

HOLIDAY BOOM: Airbnb letting is putting a further squeeze on long-term rentals.

Councils exploring options to manage the industry

How we got a rental straight away on the Coast

Rita and David Allara, moved down from Townsville, paid three months up front rent to secure the place at flash new unit block in Kings Beach.

Genius move helps secure rental property

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!