Australian Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia addresses rumours he predicted the coronavirus pandemic was coming before the first outbreak in 2019
Bizarre rumours have been circulating that Survivor Brains vs Brawn host Jonathan LaPaglia predicted the coronavirus pandemic before the very first outbreak back in 2019.
And the TV star finally addressed the hearsay on The Kyle and Jackie O’ show on Friday.
‘Jonathan, a friend of mine, who knows you, said that you, obviously you’ve got a degree in medicine and you worked in an emergency ward,’ radio host Jackie O’ Henderson, 46, began, as she and Kyle Sandilands interviewed him about the hit Channel 10 show.
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‘You saw that there was a pandemic that was going to come in the future? Before Covid hit, you said this is something that will happen, is that true?’ she asked.
‘Hmm no,’ Jonathan responded after a brief pause.
‘Who is this friend we have?’
‘You said this is something that will happen’: The TV star finally addressed the hearsay on The Kyle and Jackie O’ show on Friday when Jackie asked him about them
‘I can’t out him,’ Jackie shrieked. ‘He’s a high profile person.’
‘I didn’t predict a pandemic before it happened, but I did, at the start of Covid, did say that it’s going to go on for a long time,’ Jonathan continued.
‘And most people were like ‘Oh no, you’re crazy, we’ll be done in a few weeks.’
‘There was a producer on the show, when Covid first hit he was like ‘It’ll be done in four weeks and we’ll be back shooting,’ and I’m like ‘Uhhh, I don’t think so.’
‘I didn’t predict a pandemic, but I did say that it’s going to go on for a long time’: The TV host explained that he did not predict Covid, but he did believe the pandemic was going to go on for at least ‘a year or two’
‘I had a feeling it was going to go on for at least a year or two, and here we are, right?’ he added.
Kyle then asked Jonathan why he quit being a doctor to become an actor, to which he jokingly remarked he was ‘asking that very question’.
Jackie O’ said that Jonathan belongs on Survivor and praised the TV star, by calling him the ‘greatest host in the world of Survivor’.