Two Australian radio announcers have finally released a statement regarding the horrific incident where they made a prank call to a British hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Kate and the nurse that put their call through apparently committed suicide out of shame.
The two popular on-air personalities for 2DayFM Sydney, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, said the tragedy had left them “shattered, gutted, heartbroken”. Its seems as if Greig and Christian have been in complete solitude since nurse Jacintha Saldanha took her life and the public responded with complete outrage at their prank.
Greig told Australian television her first thought when told of Saldanha’s death was for her family.
“Unfortunately I remember that moment very well, because I haven’t stopped thinking about it since it happened,” she said, amid tears and her voice quavering with emotion. “I remember my first question was ‘was she a mother?’.”
“I’ve wanted to just reach out to them and just give them a big hug and say sorry. I hope they’re okay, I really do. I hope they get through this,” said a deeply saddened, Greig when asked about Saldaha’s two children and their father Ben Barboza.
Saldanha, 46, was found dead in a staff housing facility near London’s King Edward VII hospital on Friday after putting the prank call through to another hospital worker who disclosed details of Kate’s morning sickness to Mel and Michael.