Legendary singer Kamahl, 87, has split from his wife Sahodra, 82, after 55 years of marriage.
The Hey Hey It's Saturday star shared the sad news on Monday, telling New Idea he's praying the break-up is 'only temporary'.
'She really is the wind beneath my wings. I now realise I probably wasn't the most attentive husband. Fame can do that - it can distract you from what really matters,' he said.
It's over! Kamahl Kamalesvaran, 87, has split from wife of 55 years, Sahodra, 82. Pictured together at the Sydney Opera House on August 2, 2006
'But I'm keeping everything crossed we can work through this rough patch, as she really is my everything,' he added.
The Malaysian-born star, whose real name is Kandiah Kamalesvaran, has moved out of the marital home and is living alone at a country club in Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Kamahl said he regrets taking his wife's 'graciousness for granted' and regrets not giving her 'more hugs' during their long marriage.
'I'm keeping everything crossed we can work through this rough patch': The Hey Hey It's Saturday star shared the sad news on Monday, telling New Idea magazine he's praying the breakup is 'only temporary'
The estranged couple remain close, however, regularly meeting up for dinner.
'She still cooks me her unbelievably delicious lamb shanks