Via Miami Herald: 

“My father is in good health, he’s just been punching a clock for 50 years and doesn’t want to necessarily be working every day,” Le Batard told listeners midway through Thursday’s radio show. “He had a pretty hard time telling me he didn’t want to be working every day. There was a palpable sadness when I sat down in the chair and [for the first time] he wasn’t next to me.”

He had first addressed Papi’s absence to begin Wednesday’s “Highly Questionable” show, later posting a clip of the explanation on the show’s Instagram account.