Devlin in hospital

Stuff reports:

Broadcaster Martin Devlin is in hospital after attempting to take his own life, his ex-wife says.

Andi Brotherston said she and the pair’s 20-year-old son found the Newstalk ZB sports broadcaster unconscious on Monday night.

“So many families don’t get that second chance we do here, and we were so lucky. If it had been another five or 10 minutes it would have been quite a different outcome,” she told Stuff before she was about to visit Devlin at Auckland Hospital.

“He’s in terrible shape,” she said.

“I don’t know what to say other than it’s been utterly, utterly heartbreaking – but we got lucky.”

Thank goodness his son found him in time.

It is a timely reminder that us human beings all have limits at which things can get too much. Should employment disputes be made into front page news just because they involve a broadcaster?

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