James Whale, 69, regularly fronts his weekday evening programme on talkRadio. But the presenter has since addressed the real reason behind his absence from tonight’s show.
It comes after the radio host revealed that he’s fighting cancer of the brain, spine, kidney and lungs earlier this year.
James took to Twitter and gave a quick announcement, in view of his 75,000 followers.
The talkRadio presenter explained that he is feeling unwell and is suffering a mild flu.
In a short clip, James said: “Hi guys. I’m not feeling so well today. I had a flu jab last week and I think I’ve probably got a little bit of mild flu.
One person said: “Hope you feel better soon James. Look after yourself.”
Another person commented: “Hope you’re feeling better soon James, in the meantime rest is the best medicine.”
“Looking well, James. Glad to see this,” a third person remarked.
While a fourth person added: “Take care, legend.”
James explained he will be back on the airwaves tomorrow, so listeners will not have to wait too long.
His colleague Kevin O’Sullivan has since stepped in to fill in for James during his short absence.
Taking to Twitter, he penned: “I’m standing in for the great @THEJamesWhale tonight. Join me and @virtualash from 7-10pm… on @talkRADIO.”(sic)
The news of James’ absence comes after he revealed he had cancer back in August.
“This little b*****d has spread,” he began.
“It’s in my remaining kidney. I’ve got a couple of small lesions in my lungs.”
James continued to tell The Sun: “I’ve got it in my spine. I’ve got it in my brain.”