Kyle Sandilands has confessed he was “high on marijuana” when he was interviewed in 2013 by A Current Affair‘s Tracy Grimshaw about his controversial radio presence.
Chatting to the soon-to-be-retired ACA host on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on November 23, Kyle admitted he got high to combat nerves before the sit-down.
“Can I admit now? I was very high on marijuana,” he said. “I was, I was so buckled.”
The admission shocked Tracy, who asked the 51-year-old: “Why did you do that?
“Did you do that specifically for the interview?”
Noting that he’d “always watched and admired” Tracy, Kyle said he was “panicked” ahead of the chat.
“I was nervous. And you know, I thought, ‘Oh, she’s not gonna like me,'” he continued. “I know it’s illegal. And I’m naughty, but whatever… I was panicked.”
The veteran journalist said she was taken aback by Kyle’s confession, noting that she also wasn’t convinced that she’d like the shock jock at the time.
“Gosh, Kyle. That’s such a revelation,” Tracy said. “I wouldn’t have thought that anything made you nervous.
“I just don’t have that sense of you.”
What Happened During Kyle Sandilands’ Interview on A Current Affair In 2013?
In 2013, Tracy interviewed Kyle while he was heading up his breakfast show on 2Day FM with long-time co-host Jackie O Henderson.
During the sit-down, the pair discussed his many on-air controversies and strict censors. Plus whether he believes he needs to be monitored.
“I get why they put the monitors in place, but I don’t think it’s required,” Kyle answered at the time.
He also said he didn’t take criticism lightly.
“I’ve read that I’m a misogynist, I’m a women hater, I always attack women. It’s simply not true. I’ll say anything to anyone,” he said.
“People like to say, ‘he’s a bully, let’s get him fired, let’s attack everyone that likes him’.”
The father of one continued: “I have no intentions of upsetting anybody, but I might. I don’t want to see anybody break down and cry. I find that horrible, I never intend to hurt anyone’s feelings.”
The latest chat between Kyle and Tracy comes just weeks after the shock jock stormed off-air after a segment on The Kyle and Jackie O Show was controversially dumped from the airwaves.
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