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  • Yellow Wiggle may retire..hot goss from Oz!

    For all those with young kids...how sad is this. Greg, the "Yellow Wiggle" and one of the founders of the Wiggle Empire is apparently set to announce tomorrow (Australian time) he will no longer be performing. For those that don't know he has been unwell for an extremely long time and has been fainting for a reason doctors have been unable to determine why. He has basically a "mystery illness".
    My son (now 12 years) grew up with the wiggles and it will be devastating for the young kids of today not to know the joy of seeing the wiggles perform. There is talk of replacing him....but it will be immensely big shoes to fill. Guess we will find out tomorrow with the radio reports are true or not...I sincerely hope not!!!!
    Suze

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    Have no idea who Wiggles is bur is obviously a part of children's lives there. Hope Wiggles os ok firstly and secondly it is dealt with sensitively.I can remember crying myself to sleep as a child if someone I worshipped disappeared.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by *eng* View Post
      Have no idea who Wiggles is bur is obviously a part of children's lives there. Hope Wiggles os ok firstly and secondly it is dealt with sensitively.I can remember crying myself to sleep as a child if someone I worshipped disappeared.
      Wiggles is a kids group...bunch of 4 guys dressed in different skivvies!!! Huge here, America and Asia. Shame you never had the fortune of seeing them or hearing them...kids just adore them..more kids aged 2 - 7
      Big part of Aussie culture..You are right though..parents need to think how they tell kids, will mean a lot to them.
      Heres hoping I am wrong and was just a horrible rumour...
      Suze

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      • #4
        Originally posted by scrappydo View Post
        Wiggles is a kids group...bunch of 4 guys dressed in different skivvies!!! Huge here, America and Asia. Shame you never had the fortune of seeing them or hearing them...kids just adore them..more kids aged 2 - 7
        Big part of Aussie culture..You are right though..parents need to think how they tell kids, will mean a lot to them.
        Heres hoping I am wrong and was just a horrible rumour...
        Suze
        Sounds fun! Poor kiddies, they'll be devastated if it's true
        My BUDDIES Crops, Eye, Jazz, Smile, Sue, Rosana,twpclerk, Moonlightpearl and Vanessa

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        • #5
          The wiggles ARE GREAT!! Sorry to hear this!!

          They are an amazing team of funny guys!! I used their dvds for our Autistic young adults who related to them well!! Great songs!!Fun to watch young or old!! Poor yellow!

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          • #6
            Sad News!

            My kids also have grown up with the Wiggles - we had their VHS tapes well before they hit the Disney Channel! Love the Wiggles Christmas...I watch them as much as the kids! And if you do all of their dances, it actually can be considered a "workout" tape!! Ha Ha.

            I don't know HOW they would replace Greg...BIG shoes to fill for sure. Keep us posted!

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            • #7
              Will keep you all posted.
              Announcement due here 12:00 today (Aussie Time)....
              And you are right, its a great work out video/dvd.... and keeps the kids amused

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              • #8
                Yes it true...Greg the yellow wiggle has left the group to be replaced by his stand in.
                Will be intersting to see how the kids take it...still think its a tad sad....

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                • #9
                  Greg announced today he was leaving due & his illness & his understudy will take over I think he has been performing for quite a while, while Greg has been ill & the kids will accept him easily enough.. they do accept things much better than we do
                  I remember when i used to go to the club & see them peform as the Cockroaches, years before they became the Wiggles, (Greg wasnt with them back then)they sure made the right decision as they are millionaires now,or very close to it

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                  • #10
                    Wow - what a shame. Greg will be missed. We took the kids to see the wiggles LIVE over 3 years ago, and even though my then 7 year old wouldn't admit it at the time, even HE loved it! We wish Greg the best and hope his health improves!

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                    • #11
                      My kids always loved them too and me ..didnt they do a song or something on one of the memorials for Steve Irwin..Prayers and good wishes go out to Greg and his family..sure hope the Drs can find out what his illness is..
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jazzieal View Post
                        My kids always loved them too and me ..didnt they do a song or something on one of the memorials for Steve Irwin..Prayers and good wishes go out to Greg and his family..sure hope the Drs can find out what his illness is..
                        Sure did. The Blue Wiggle..Anthony was basically hosting it. An amazing bunch of guys. Apparently he has some kind of disorder that when he stands his heart doesn't pump enough blood around and he faints. Not entirely sure if thats true, but thats what I heard
                        Suze

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