Political pundit and journalist Vincent Browne is recovering from exhaustion in a Dublin hospital and will not return to his TV3 show until the autumn.
The Irish Independent reports that the 69-year-old presenter was admitted to St Vincent's Private Hospital in south Dublin over the weekend.
The newspaper quotes a source as saying that Browne was "under the weather" last month but did not take time off to recover properly.
"Everyone was flat out with all the elections coverage and his situation stemmed from there," the source said.
"He decided to power through it and not take a few days off sick, so it got worse and now he's been forced to take a proper break in a hospital bed because he's so worn out and completely drained."
A TV3 spokesperson declined to comment on the reason for Browne's absence.
"He is on medical leave and is taking his summer break," the spokesperson said. "He will be back on September 8."