Jackie 'O' Henderson, co-host of the KIIS FM radio show, was rushed to the emergency room on Tuesday after feeling unwell during the broadcast. Her co-host, Kyle Sandilands, informed listeners that Jackie had left the studios to seek medical attention due to tingling sensations in her arm, which can be a symptom of a heart attack.
The previous day, Jackie had undergone a procedure to remove a uterine polyp, a growth attached to her uterus. While preparing for an interview with Angela Bishop, Jackie started experiencing symptoms and decided to step out for a moment.
During the show, Kyle explained that Jackie had been unable to sleep due to melatonin tablets and had consumed Red Bulls that morning. She had also complained of pains in her arm and chest, leading to her decision to visit the hospital.
Before Jackie left, they consulted with Sam Hay, also known as Dr KIIS, who advised her to check her pulse. He mentioned that lack of sleep could be a contributing factor but suggested seeking medical attention if the symptoms persisted.
Jackie described shooting pains down her left arm and dull pain in her chest, but mentioned she didn't feel short of breath. Earlier in the show, she had openly discussed her recent gynecological procedure, causing controversy with guest John Laws who hung up just before his interview.
Uterine polyps are typically non-cancerous growths attached to the inner wall of the uterus that may cause complications. While most are benign, some have the potential to become cancerous or even develop into cancer. Jackie's operation aimed to improve the regularity of her periods.
The article ends by highlighting John Laws' reaction to Jackie's discussion of her surgery and the subsequent cancellation of his appearance on the show due to being offended. Despite the controversy, Jackie's health remains the primary concern as she receives medical attention for her condition.