Alan Jones will be ‘off air indefinitely’ after being rushed to hospital for treatment

Radio host Alan Jones has been rushed to hospital and will be off the air indefinitely.

Jones, 77, missed his regular breakfast slot on Sydney’s 2GB on both Monday and Tuesday after seeking treatment for severe back pain, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Fellow 2GB host Ben Fordham said the station ‘needed Jones back on air’.

‘Alan has more backbone than anyone I know so I am sure he is going to make a full recovery,’ Fordham said.

Macquarie Radio chief executive Adam Lang confirmed Jones’ absence was health-related.

‘Unfortunately, Alan Jones is unwell at the moment and receiving care in a hospital,’ Mr Lang said.

‘We hope that Alan is as comfortable as possible and that he has a swift recovery.’ 

Jones had surgery on his back in November 2016 and has undergone several neck operations.

Fill-in host Chris Smith announced on air that Jones was having treatment for severe back pain.

‘His doctors are working to establish what the problem is. The end result is he’ll be back as soon as he can but we’re not sure exactly when that will be,’ Smith said.

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