As you could probably imagine, PEDESTRIAN.TV are still reeling from Luke Toki being voted off. It’s a sensitive, very shitty subject.
As you could also probably imagine, Luke’s recent sit-down with The Project had us reaching for the tissue (and toilet) paper once more. It’s a tear-jerker, that’s for sure.
He spoke about his daughter being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis right before he went on the show:
“[My partner and I] actually got tested and we were all negative, so until they did the deeper test did they realise that I’m a carrier.”
“We just had to deal with that at the time… We got her home just before I went on Survivor and yeah, I went out there, and that’s why it was such an emotional ride for me.”
In response to his GoFundMe campaign, which has already raised more than $290,000, he said, “I get a bit teary when I think about it… It’s extremely humbling. I’m the first returnee and I feel like I had a lot of weight on my shoulders to perform and do well, and I have. Much love to everyone who has donated.”
“Going straight to the casino…” he joked.
So would he head back for a third time? “I don’t know, man. Like, it’s really taxing… It’s extremely taxing on the body, extremely taxing on the mind. I’m a family man. I’ve got kids at home… So, yeah, I’ll pretty much be signing up.”
My heart can’t handle this.
Check out the full Project interview below.
Image: The Project
On last night’s episode of Survivor Pia was forced to make a super tough decision – throw Luke a lifeline to secure his spot next to her in the finale – or send her friend packin’. The result was a very emotional farewell for the much-loved ‘King of the Jungle'. pic.twitter.com/PgMnCJviO2
— The Project (@theprojecttv) September 17, 2019