The Regular Guys' Tim Andrews was wheeled out in a gurney from the Monday morning show. He landed in a hospital after pain from a back muscle strain became so debilitating, he couldn't move, the show hosts said today.
"I giggle. I can't believe this is happening," Larry Wachs said Tuesday morning on Rock 100.5. "It's embarrassing. I felt more bad for his ego than his back problems. He had a muscle knot. He was in such pain, he couldn't walk. He tapped out of the show! I'm ashamed of him."
"It seemed to be ridiculous to me," added an equally empathetic Eric Von Haessler. "A gurney for a pulled muscle? You should have internal organ failure to be taken out on a gurney... Taken out like a 70 year old woman from a country club."
Andrews, aware they were going to mock him, refused to go on the phone to talk with his castmates this morning. On his Facebook page, he wrote, "Thoracic muscle strain. With spasm!" I got a couple of short texts from later, saying he was still in pain, only feeling marginally better. He spent a few hours Monday at Northside Hospital not far from Cumulus radio studios.
Von Haessler said he watched Andrews drop to the ground at about 9:15 a.m. "I thought he had a heart attack," he said.
"I have abject pity," Wachs said. "It's a confluence of all his financial and emotional and social and sexual problems... He was literally paralyzed with his problems."
They insisted this was not an April Fool's Day joke.
Wachs returned to the air after three weeks' break after his mother passed away.