WEEI’s Kirk Minihane announces ‘indefinite leave’ from show, says he’s ‘still battling mental health issues’

“Truth is I came back to work too fast.”

Fort Myers, FL  2/19/2018: At the same time that Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner (not pictured) were taking questions from the media, a short distance away, team CEO Sam Kennedy (left) was engaging in a conversation with WEEI morning drive talk show hosts Kirk Minihane (second from right) and Gerry Callahan (far right), as well as an unidentified man (second from left). The first full squad workout of Spring Training for the Red Sox was today at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Kirk Minihane, center. –Jim Davis / The Boston Globe, File

WEEI’s Kirk Minihane announced Thursday evening that he’s taking an “indefinite leave” from co-hosting the “Kirk & Callahan” morning show.

“Still battling mental health issues,” the radio host said on Twitter. “Truth is I came back to work too fast.”

Minihane was off the air for about a week in early August to undergo treatment for depression. When he returned to work, he shared in great detail what had led him to check in to the Winchester Hospital emergency room with suicidal thoughts.

Minihane was on the radio Thursday morning. On Twitter, he told followers he’ll “be OK.”