The Internet freaked out after Howard Stern canceled his radio show to take what’s being called a “personal day.”
“The SiriusXM host, who fans claim has never taken an unexpected day off, mysteriously went off the air this week without explanation,” The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
“Stern’s absence, which was announced as a ‘personal day’ on air Wednesday, sparked multiple Reddit threads and conspiracy theories about what could have caused the unexpected cancellation,” the story reports. “The rumors ranged from marital troubles with wife Beth Stern to the passing of one of his parents to legal issues with Sirius after he was sued for airing a woman’s confidential call with the IRS. Many expressed concerns about 63-year-old Stern’s health.”
Some fans said Stern was in a bad mood on Monday’s show, and suggested a connection between his mood and the time off.
The report quotes tweets saying: “I have listened to the #HowardStern show since the 80s… NEVER canceled a show before! I am very concerned about the reason,” and: “Peace and love to my hero @HowardStern, who has missed a live show for the first time ever this morning. I hope everything is ok.”
The show wasn’t commenting, but Stern is expected back on the air Monday.