Kyle Sandilands describes mother’s struggles with postnatal depression and is ‘hated by stepparents’
Kyle Sandilands’ heartache: radio host says his mother’s postnatal depression meant he had an “empty” childhood – and admits he was hated by BOTH stepparents
Radio host Kyle Sandilands spoke candidly about his heartbreaking family history live on his KIIS FM breakfast show on Thursday.
The topic of conversation began when he revealed that the recent public service announcement about postnatal depression had made him “angry” because it evoked painful memories of how his mother had rejected him as a child.
The 49-year-old confessed that he had ‘never been kissed or hugged’ by his mother – and it got worse when his parents got divorced because their new husbands ‘hated’ him too.
Emotional: Kyle Sandilands candidly discussed his heartbreaking family story on Thursday
Kyle played the offensive ad, in which a desperate mother tells her therapist that she once thought about leaving her newborn child in a cafe.
Explaining why he was so upset, Kyle said, “My mom had postnatal depression. Not only did she hate me as a teenager when she threw me out; she hated me from birth.
“Her and father had problems with it [postnatal depression] because they were not intimate, and he turned to alcohol, and things turned violent. ‘
Becoming emotional, Kyle added, “All my life, deep down, I’ve been wondering, what did I do wrong as a teenager? I was not a bad or annoying boy.
“She hated me from the moment I crawled out of the vagina.”
The broadcaster stated that a recent advertisement about postnatal depression made him ‘angry’ because he thought this was what his mother had suffered during his childhood
‘Empty childhood’: The 49-year-old explained in The Kyle and Jackie O Show that he was ‘never kissed or cuddled’ by his mother – and didn’t see much luck with his stepparents ‘hating’ him [Pictured with co-host, Jackie O]
Kyle, clarifying that his relationship with his mother had improved in recent years, added, “My childhood was empty and nothing. I was not hugged and told I loved him.
“Now me and my mother are forcing it into it [saying ‘I love you’] and it is clumsy as hell!
Kyle’s brother Chris then called to discuss his childhood further, telling him, “I don’t think Mama threw you out! It was Pat [their step-father]’
Looking back: Kyle’s brother Chris then called to discuss his childhood further, telling him, “I don’t think Mommy threw you out! It was Pat [their step-father]’
Shortly after, Kyle’s aunt called Jill and defiantly stood up for his mother and exclaimed, “She smothered you in love!”
However, she admitted that he was not loved by both stepparents.
“What hope did I have?” Kyle thought as they ended the conversation.
“What hope did I have?” Kyle’s aunt Jill also called on to admit that he hated both stepparents