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Australian DJs

'Heartbroken'

Over Nurse's Suicide

12/10/2012 5:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1210_radio_djsMichael Christian and Mel Greig -- the two Australian radio DJs behind the Kate Middleton hospital prank call that led to the suicide of a nurse -- say they are "incredibly sorry" for what transpired ... as they speak out for the first time.

The pair sat down with "A Current Affair" in Australia and described how they found out that Jacintha Saldanha had taken her life. Michael said they got the news at the same time and Mel called it "the worst phone call I've ever had in my life."

The DJs have been off the air since the incident, which they say has weighed on them ever since. Mel explained, "There’s not a minute that goes by that we don’t think about the family and what they must be going through and the thought we might have played a part in that is discouraging ... I wanted to just to reach out to them and give them a hug and say sorry, I actually do feel sorry, I really do."

Mel's attitude toward the prank was different before Saldanha took her life ... as TMZ first reported, she posted a photo on Facebook just hours before, joking about how impersonating the Queen should help her score free drinks.

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JFO    

These "apolgies" are all about protecting themselves and the station from legal action; nothing more.

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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Bullsh1t. Everyone is remorseful when they get busted. Their ass is in deep sh1t and they know it. The parent company of their station saw a drop in its stocks, the company is probably going to fire their asses to save itself from scorn. These two couldn't care less except they have to have these crocodile tears to keep them employed or employable. The next thing that is going to happen is that they're going to get religion.

593 days ago
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Jannie    

Oddly, I don't feel sorry for them but I don't blame them either. Though it was NOT their fault the nurse took her life, they DID play an unwilling part in it. Now they'll have to learn to live with that knowledge for the rest of their lives. Now, the ACTUAL prank is another thing and they will probably face legal consequences for it.

593 days ago
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two cents    

BullCrap! They're still not owning up to what they did. "We MIGHT have played a part..." Please. I wonder how they like all the worldwide publicity. Karma. Doesn't feel so good does it.
Pranks aren't funny. They're cruel and I hope this is an example of what can happen. You just never know how something like this can affect someone. I just feel sorry for her family.

593 days ago
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space monkey    

They also went on another show called "Today Tonight" and also cried their eyes out. They were meant to do another show but because she was so broken up she couldn't do it.
This is how our press have seen the interviews.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/day-fm-djs-michael-christian-and-mel-greig-****tered-gutted/story-fndo2j43-1226533842984.
Sorry but I just don't buy what they are saying....

593 days ago
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Marilyn    

Who could have for seen this tragic outcome?
The truth is the nurse was a bit unstable to begin with to end her life over this prank.

593 days ago
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two cents    

Crocodile tears. Nothing more. Imho, looks like they could barely hold a straight face. SO phony and insincere. You just know being the scenes; they're still giggling like idiots. Laws need to change as we haven't come very far since Princess Diana's death.

593 days ago
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Big D    

Suicide over a joke, there has to be more to this. That nurse had to have other issues, I find it hard to believe that a harmless radio prank pushed her to suicide. Either way it's sad, but I don't think the radio DJ's are to blame.

593 days ago
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Martina    

they did NOTHING wrong.....good grief...its a prank phone call.
the real culprits here are the royal family and the hospital who tormented her for making the mistake of connecting the call.

593 days ago
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Erin    

Would they have had the same response if Kate Miscarried because of the stress of having the media impose on her honeymoon and now on her pregnancy! This poor young woman. I think she's amazing and handles it all with such grace. The media should be ashamed of itself!

593 days ago
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oz    

The DJ's don't give a damn about Jacintha Saldanha. All they care about are their jobs and themselves. It was one hell of a performance the tears, the quivering lip, imagine what they would have come up with if the room wasn't full of Radio management and PR... Just sad and pathetic.

As an Australian, I am absolutely sickened by these two and their so called "joke." Please don't think we are all like this because we really aren't.

My thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha's family and friends.

593 days ago
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lily    

This person had mental health issues and her suicide was planned out before this call statistically speaking. I do not find fault in the prank call or the people behind it. People just want to blame them instead of blaming themselves for missing the signs.

593 days ago
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What?    

He is such a fake! He does not seem remorseful at all, just trying to protect his ass.

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Joan K    

They were laughing their asses off when they were making the prank call, think before you pull this garbage on innocent people. All they were thinking about was how funny they thought they were and nothing else.

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laker    

LOl so many of you are calling for their heads....internet vigilantes. If someone loosened the cap on a salt shaker and then another person fell for it, then upon embarrassment killed themselves at the table...would that prankster be up for criminal charges?

OF COURSE NOT. Get real people, stop being internet vigilantes. The nurse was clearly nuts to begin with.

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