Jackie ‘O’ Henderson ‘feels really stupid’ for forgetting to wear a mask in coronavirus-stricken Melbourne – as she is pictured without a face cover on The Masked Singer’s set
Radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has apologized for not wearing a mask in Melbourne, where face covers are now required in public to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
She was pictured without a mask when she arrived on the set of The Masked Singer in Docklands on Saturday afternoon, and the photos were splashed over a tabloid magazine in Sydney on Tuesday morning.
Victoria has struggled with a surge in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, and the mask ban – originally limited to metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire – has extended to all regional areas over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the state is preparing for a draconian stage four lockdown.
When she told the front page of her KIIS FM breakfast show, she admitted she made a mistake and felt ‘really stupid’ for forgetting her mask.
Copping it: Jackie ‘O’ Henderson apologized for not wearing a mask in Melbourne, where face covers are now required in public to limit the spread of the coronavirus
Her co-host Kyle Sandilands started rattling the broadcast at 6 a.m. through the negative headlines about Jackie, who was clearly mortified.
She said she found it particularly embarrassing because she has often talked about the importance of wearing masks and social distance during the pandemic.
“It’s my fault, I feel really stupid,” said Jackie.
The mother of one of them explained that she had run from her hotel to the set and only in the driveway did she realize she had forgotten her mask.
Busted: She was pictured without a mask when she arrived on The Masked Singer set in Docklands on Saturday afternoon, and the photos were splashed over a tabloid magazine in Sydney on Tuesday morning
She said, “I got out of my hotel room … and we’re always late with hair and makeup, and then we quickly packed everything up and got in the car.
“It’s only a two minute drive and on the way I thought,” Oh my god, I forgot my mask. ” No excuses [but] I got out of my car and they gave me a mask. ‘
Jackie explained that the photo of her without a mask was taken in a split second when she sprinted from her car to the set.
She concluded, “It is stupid. I was in a hurry. I forgot and I’m sorry. ‘
Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews made facial masks mandatory in the metropolis of Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire on Wednesday, July 22.
The mask rule was applied across the state of Victoria on Sunday, August 2.
People who don’t wear masks in public will be fined $ 200 unless they have a valid exception.