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‘Son who was dead for six months' explained why he finally called his parents

‘Son who was dead for six months' explained why he finally called his parents

The man's parents thought he'd been dead for six months

A man has revealed why he finally called his parents after six months of no contact and them presuming he'd passed away.

The twisted tale was told on New Zealand’s ZM Radio Show when callers were asked if they’d ever been ‘presumed dead’, with a clip of the crazy moment shared on TikTok.

The caller, named Callum, told hosts Carl Fletcher, Vaughan Smith and Hayley Sproull that his parents believed he'd been murdered up until he finally contacted them.

In a bizarre act of sibling craziness, his sister told his parents he’d passed away to point score in an argument.

He explained: “My sisters were in a bit of a tiff with my parents at the time and they weren't really getting along.

"I was living in Wellington while they were in Christchurch. My older sister actually called my parents up and told them that I had died."

His vengeful sisters even informed his parents he’d been buried - and that his ex-girlfriend’s parents didn’t want them at the funeral.

The hosts were a little confused as to why his parents had believed it, questioning why he took so long to speak to them.

The radio hosts were visibly stunned by Callum's story. (TikTok/@fvhzm)
The radio hosts were visibly stunned by Callum's story. (TikTok/@fvhzm)

Callum hilariously explained why he finally decided to call them: “I was just busy with life and work and then I was like wait - I haven't heard from my parents in a while, I wonder what's going on?

"And I gave them a call up and my mum and dad are like 'you're alive?'

"My mum was absolutely in tears and my dad was just kind of gobsmacked - he was just like 'what the f**k is going on?'"

The studio erupted into laughter as he nonchalantly recounted the phone call, which would surely have been enough to put his parents in an early grave themselves.

They dubbed it the 'wildest' call they had ever received. (TikTok/@fvhzm)
They dubbed it the 'wildest' call they had ever received. (TikTok/@fvhzm)

Explaining why his parents just casually accepted the news of his passing without questioning it, Callum said: "They were kinda like running around calling our other family seeing if they had heard anything, from what I was told.

"Then they didn't really know anything to go off so my parents just kind of presumed 'yeah he died'."

His sisters told his parents he'd been fatally stabbed, leaving the radio hosts stunned.

Callum then comically added: "I was not in some gangs but I will say, at the point in time, it wouldn't have been unpeculiar for me to get stabbed."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@fvhzm

Topics: Weird, Parenting