Putting his work commitments on hold, newly single Karl Stefanovic has made the shocking decision to turn his back on Today and head to the US.
The move comes after the popular breakfast television host split from his wife of 21 years, Cassandra Thorburn.
In a desperate bid to escape, Karl, 42, is said to be rushing through plans to leave Australia and head to the States, where he intends to keep a low profile before returning early next year.
‘Karl has partied hard for years and no-one really took any notice, so he kind of figured he was invincible,’ a friend tells New Idea. ‘It’s been a massive wake-up call and now he needs to get away.'
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