DJ Gareth O’Callaghan will be taking time of the air after being in a road collision with his family.
The Dubliner won’t be there for his Saturday slot on Classic Hits Radio. With his wife Paula revealing the news on Twitter.
Writing: “Last Sunday [Gareth,] myself and my daughter were involved in a road crash. Gareth won’t be on air this Saturday morning. We all just need time to recover.. Life is fleeting, make the most of each day, it can all be taken away in a moment.”
Gareth had only returned to the radio station at the end of February, after injuring his hand in December.
He seriously injured his hand whilst taking the bins out with resulted in him needing two surgeries and being hospitalised for three weeks.
The incident occurred in his Dublin home, with Paula sharing the news on Twitter.
Writing: “My wonderful husband had a freak accident last week, he has been hospitalised since and will be until the New Year. Today, I’m giving my 35th pint of blood as it’s so important to give back.”
Sharing a picture of his injuries, she explained the radio DJ needed an operation on New Year’s.
Writing: “To explain: [Gareth] was bringing the bins out and the bin slipped.”
“Gareth’s fingers were caught around the handle.. His fingers are in a very bad way and he has had 2 surgeries since Saturday.. Please send positive vibes.”
Gareth was released from hospital at the start of January, with Paula sharing the good news on Twitter.
Writing on Twitter: “Just got the call to collect [Garth]. The best ‘He’s home’ ever.”
Gareth totally stay in hospital was around three weeks, with the radio legend ringing in the New Year from his hospital bed. Paula also shared a new snap of his injure, with the 62-year-old having noticeably less bandages than before.
Here’s wishing him a speedy recovery.