Jeremy Mansfield health sabbatical
Jeremy Mansfield. Photo supplied

Hot 91.9FM announced today that Jeremy Mansfield, anchor of HOT 91.9 FM’s breakfast show, “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast” will be leaving the station on Friday 26th February in order to focus on his health.

“Jeremy has been undergoing treatment for the past few months and has decided to take a break,” Hot 91.9 said in a statement.

Mansfield added: “I will also be spending more time on the Mansfield Family Trust and the charitable work it does in South Africa. I have loved being a part of the HOT 91.9FM family, particularly because of the excellent, meaningful work they do within the community. It’s been a great privilege to be able to contribute to this, and I will cherish the memories of this time at HOT, and the time I have spent together with my colleagues on the Breakfast show”.

Jeremy Mansfield health sabbatical
Jeremy Mansfield is taking a sabbatical to focus on his health, according to Hot 91.9. Photo supplied.

Jeremy added in a message on Facebook: “Just made the announcement on air that I will be leaving Hot919 on Friday. Other work pressures, the need for a bit more flexibility, the necessity to focus on the Mansfield Family Charity Trust all lead to the decision to part ways. I also need to see my 95 year old mom and get to the family farm more often helped. So Friday it will be “goodbye bunnies”.”

HOT 91.9’s Managing Director Lloyd Madurai said “Jeremy is a radio legend and has contributed immensely to the industry, and the station, however our primary concern is his health at this time. We would like to thank Jeremy for his incredible contribution as the anchor of Joburg’s Hottest breakfast Show for the past 3 years. This is not a goodbye as Jeremy will continue to be part of the Hot 91.9FM family in his role as an ambassador for Hot Cares , the Christmas Wish and a contributor to the Hot 91.9FM Radio Academy. We wish him well and pray for his full – and speedy – recovery”.

In 2009, Mansfield successfully fought chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, and in 2017/18 he fought a rare but serious superbug and also had a tumour removed from his spine.