Karl’ Stefanovic apologizes to viewers for bizarre lockdown rant

Karl’s COVID slump: Depressed Today host goes off-script, apologizes to viewers for being a ‘downer’ before admitting he can’t pretend to be happy on live TV during the ongoing lockdown

Karl Stefanovic had a breakdown on Friday’s Today show after discussing Australia’s ongoing Covid crisis all morning.

The breakfast TV star, 46, apologized to viewers before going completely off script, admitting that he was “becoming over” with the ongoing lockdowns.

“I’m sorry, I know I should be on breakfast TV and all happy and stuff, but it’s just not a happy time,” Stefanovic lamented.

Over it: Karl Stefanovic had a breakdown on Friday’s Today show after discussing Australia’s ongoing Covid crisis all morning

While Invulco anchor Sophie Walsh looked visibly uncomfortable, Karl continued: ‘And I want to go to the [MCG]“I want to have three meat pies and 45 schooners and see the AFL grand final.”

“I don’t want it moved to Perth. I want games back at the [MCG], I want a normal life.’

“I’m really upset,” concluded the Gold Logie winning TV personality.

A broken man: The 46-year-old breakfast TV anchor apologized to viewers before going completely off script, admitting he was 'so past' Australia's ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns

A broken man: The 46-year-old breakfast TV anchor apologized to viewers before going completely off script, admitting he was ‘so past’ Australia’s ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns

Stefanovic and Walsh had spent much of the morning talking to experts about the ongoing pandemic, and it seemed to be wearing off on the hosts.

The program began with Karl telling the audience that he wished they had better news, “but not us, with 16 million Australians waking up to a harsh reality.”

“More than 60 percent of the country is now in lockdown.”

There was little good news for the gloomy Karl, and each expert brought more bad news to the beleaguered host.

Rant: 'I'm sorry, I know I should be on breakfast TV and all happy and stuff, but it's just not a happy time,' Stefanovic lamented

Rant: ‘I’m sorry, I know I should be on breakfast TV and all happy and stuff, but it’s just not a happy time,’ Stefanovic lamented

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