Jackie ‘O’ Henderson spills on her struggles in candid post

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson spills on her struggles in candid post
  • PublishedSeptember 15, 2023

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has opened up about the burnout she experienced in late 2022 and the trip that “reset” everything.

Henderson, her daughter Kitty and the radio star’s best friend took a trip to Kokomo Island in Fiji and “found the trip so healing”.

Nearly a year on, Henderson wants her followers to experience a similar trip, and has invited anyone who wishes to join her – as part of her new venture, Besties.

The radio host announced in July that she and best friend Gemma would be working to put on special events and trips that would allow followers to spend more time with their “besties”.

“Besties is here to give you the perfect opportunity to spend more time and create more memories with your bestie,” she wrote, in part, on Instagram.

With the new venture now off the ground, Henderson says she has a trip planned in December – to the same Fijian island where she was able to chill out and reset.

“In December last year I was feeling burnt out, unmotivated and quite frankly a bit flat,” the radio host said on her Instagram on Thursday.

“One of my favourite places in the world is @kokomoprivateisland in Fiji and I went for a holiday with my bestie and my daughter to rest and reset.

“We slowed our lives down for a precious pocket of time in a very special spot.

“We snorkelled, jumped on the sea trampoline, started our days with ocean swimming, played chess and laid around reading books.

“I tried things that were new (tennis and ice baths) I tried things that scared me (night snorkelling) and I laughed A LOT!!!

“I found the whole trip so healing!!

Jackie O and her daughter.
Jackie O and her daughter. Credit: Instagram/Jackie O

“So I’m headed back this December with @bestiesau and I’m inviting you to do it all with me.”

Henderson says the trip – which is being offered for $16,750 per person – will feature “five days of pinch me moments”, including interacting with special guests.

Those guests include P.E. Nation founder Pip Edwards and comedian Celeste Barber, who will be speaking about all things business, relationships, leadership and life.

Henderson’s 2022 Fiji trip came after she told listeners she would be taking a break from KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O Show for health reasons.

Jackie O Henderson announced she was taking a break from radio in November 2022.
Jackie O Henderson announced she was taking a break from radio in November 2022. Credit: TMS

The presenter said she had been struggling to recover from COVID-19.

“Ever since picking up that virus, I’ve been to the doctor several times and he said because I’ve been pushing myself every day, after the show all I’ve been doing is sleeping and I’m not getting better,” she revealed at the time.

“I just have to take some time off.”

Fans had glimpses at the Fiji trip on Instagram, with Henderson writing in December: “Words can’t explain how good this girls’ trip in Fiji with Kitty and my bestie has been”.

Jackie O and her best friend in Fiji.
Jackie O and her best friend in Fiji. Credit: Instagram/Jackie O

Also tagged was Kokomo Private Island.

“Thank you for letting us be part of your family yet again!

“This truly is the happiest place on earth.”


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