Triple M host Gus Worland is rushed to hospital after attending a fundraiser for his charity


Triple M host Gus Worland is rushed to hospital after attending a fundraiser for his charity in country NSW

Triple M host Gus Worland was rushed to hospital in Orange, New South Wales on Saturday night, after attending a fundraiser for his charity Gotcha4life.

The radio star, 52, fell ill with a hernia and had emergency surgery on Monday. 

Gus will remain in Orange Hospital for a few days.

Health scare: Triple M host Gus Worland (pictured), 52, was rushed to hospital in Orange, New South Wales on Saturday night after attending a fundraiser for his charity Gotcha4life

Gus shared a selfie from his hospital bed to Instagram on Monday, updating his fans. 

‘What started with a fundraiser for my foundation @gotcha4life in @visit_orange at the mighty @orangeemusrugby on Saturday night turns into an emergency hernia operation-brilliant staff. Here for a few days,’ he wrote online.

Gus founded mental health foundation Gotcha4life in 2017.

On the mend: The radio star, 52, shared a selfie from his hospital bed on Monday and revealed he had emergency surgery for a hernia. He will remain in hospital for a few days

On the mend: The radio star, 52, shared a selfie from his hospital bed on Monday and revealed he had emergency surgery for a hernia. He will remain in hospital for a few days

Their goal is to achieve ‘zero suicides by delivering mental fitness programs that engage, educate and empower local communities’. 

Gus has made it his mission to raise community awareness of the dangers of neglecting mental health.  

In August, Gus made a controversial appearance on the Today show where he claimed more Australians were taking their own lives than dying of Covid-19.

Gus said the battle to control Covid-19 was resulting in more suicides than the virus was taking lives, and demanded leaders get harder on enforcement.

‘Do you have any idea… how many people are taking their own lives? How many people who are depressed and anxious?’ he said.

‘Their numbers are bigger than the numbers that are dying through COVID.

‘At what stage are we going to turn that narrative around and really find out what the real numbers are, which is Australians dying in a lot of other ways because of the lockdowns?’

In need of support? Contact Gotcha4Life, Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Kid’s Helpline on 1800 55 1800. 

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