Until Sunday, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch had been uncharacteristically mute on Twitter for more than two weeks. His absence from the social media platform was apparently due to a physical injury.
“Recent silence due (to) bad back accident and other distractions,” read Murdoch’s first tweet since Jan. 24.
Coincidentally, Vanity Fair published a lengthy report just last week containing sordid details about the recent divorce between Murdoch and his Chinese-born ex-wife Wendi Deng. Among those details: In 2011, the much-younger Deng allegedly pushed Murdoch, 82, backwards into a piano and onto the floor.
Murdoch is usually a prolific tweeter, weighing in on everything from immigration reform, to Pope Francis‘s public comments, to his newfound appreciation for transcendental meditation.
News Corp.’s British newspaper division is currently under investigation for a phone hacking scandal, which may be one of the “distractions” Murdoch’s tweet referenced.
After the “bad back” tweet, Murdoch fired off six more, touching on new education policies in the U.S. and Britain as well as the latest American jobs report.