'I'm Done': Shock Jock Howard Stern Wants To Retire
The American radio host revealed he would not be renewing his contract, saying that radio has "affected [his] health."
Speaking on The Stern Show on Monday, the 65-year-old told his co-host, Robin Quivers, that he was over the pressure of being a radio host, and would not be renewing his contract after 2020, according to Radar.
"When I get out of radio. I'm getting out man. I'm pretty sure I’m almost out the door," he said. "I'm getting out anyway because I realise that radio is affecting my health. When I'm home on the weekends I'm fine."
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When Quivers questioned what happens following the weekend, he said:
"And then when I come here all kinds of s**t happens. I won't get into all the details, but I get all f**king anxious, and medical issues. I'm getting out."
"No really, I'm done," Stern insisted. "Two years and I'm out of here."
It's not the first time the longtime host has expressed that he's been unhappy in his role, saying last April, "I'm just one of these human beings, I've accepted, [who] is just miserable all the time. And work makes me miserable."
In 2017, Stern took an uncharacteristic day off, leading to speculation among fans that something was awry. However, he later told listeners he said that he'd taken the day off due to losing his voice and that he felt guilty over the missed day.