The Edge host Jay-Jay Harvey cancels book tour

"Unfortunately I have had to cancel the rest of my book tour," she posted on Facebook. Photo / Supplied via Facebook
"Unfortunately I have had to cancel the rest of my book tour," she posted on Facebook. Photo / Supplied via Facebook

Radio host Jay-Jay Harvey has cancelled her book tour.

The Edge radio host took to Facebook to say that she is "feeling better", but "not yet ready to face the world".

Harvey disappeared from her radio show on The Edge last week, and hasn't returned since.

"Unfortunately I have had to cancel the rest of my book tour," she posted on Facebook.

"I'm so sorry to those of you who were excited to come, and those who bought tickets for the special events. I am really gutted.

"I have had so many touching messages from many of you who have come face to face with the 'Black Dog' too and I have been inspired and motivated by quite a few of them, so thank you for sharing.

"What I've learnt from this experience so far, is that sometimes you just have to STOP everything, and take care of yourself first for a change.

"I'm lucky to have really understanding friends, family and work mates who support this," she said.

Co-host and husband Dom Harvey told listeners that Jay-Jay was "in one of the toilet cubicles crying at the time" of her disappearance from her radio show.

"Jay-Jay is a sufferer of depression and exhaustion I guess as well. She takes a lot on and she gets to the point where things can get a little bit too much," said Dom, who said there was "a lot of family stuff going on" in their lives.

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- NZ Herald

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