Radio presenter Kate Lawler has left Virgin Radio after six years to focus on her mental health and motherhood
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Kate Lawler has quit her job at Virgin Radio after six years after a hospital stay left her vowing to take care of herself.
The doting mum announced the news to her fans on Instagram tonight, telling them she wants to focus on her mental health and be a mom to daughter Noa.
She has been hospitalized with a mysterious illness in recent days.
The 41-year-old revealed she’ll be getting back into the world of presenting in the future, but for now she wants to take a break.
In her emotional post, she wrote, “It wasn’t an easy decision for me and I know I’ll be returning to radio in the future, but now it’s time to take a break.”
Kate added that bosses plan to have her back someday as they have left the door open for her.
She continued: “Thank you to the bosses at Virgin Radio for incredibly understanding and supporting my decision and for keeping the door open when the time came to come back.
“I’ve loved working here for the past six years and I’m so grateful that they wanted to make my return to work as easy as possible and allowed me to work flexibly three days a week.”
Kate signed her post, adding: “I’ve been really trying to make it work while juggling many other projects and being a mom, but right now it’s not possible to continue like I’ve been doing have.”
Just last week, Kate revealed she had to be hospitalized after a “strange day”.
While she felt better after her visit, the star seemed to hint that she was about to make major life changes, both mentally and physically.
In her post, she said: “I want to be more present as a mother, to spend as much time with my daughter before she goes to kindergarten and then to school, and to enjoy quality time together.
“I never did enough of that during maternity leave because I had mental health issues and did too much other work outside of radio.”
Kate’s last show will be this Wednesday – and she says her time with the team has been incredible, which made it harder for her to say goodbye.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-kate-lawler-quits-virgin-26576933 Kate Lawler is leaving Virgin Radio after 6 years after being hospitalized for a mysterious illness