72-year old Molly Meldrum, a veteran of the Australian music industry, has been hospitalised after falling out of a taxi outside his Bangkok hotel.
The journalist, record producer and stetson-wearing, all-round musical entrepreneur is becoming well known for his clumsy accidents.
“I’m a walking disaster,” he reportedly said. “I’m with the doctors now, they’re trying to put everything back together.”
“I’m not sure what it was, but I slipped on something on the ground and fell on the footpath, but I’m OK,” Meldrum reassured his well-wishers.
The former host of Countdown certainly has form in this area.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he suffered burns during a 2014 smoking session in a bathroom after confusing the highly flammable Vick’s VapoRub for the gently moisturising Sorbolene cream.
Even more seriously, Meldrum was left fighting for his life in an intensive care unit after a three-metre fall from a ladder at his home in Richmond, southeast of Melbourne, in December 2011. He was in a coma for five weeks and suffered head injuries, brain swelling, cracked vertebrae, a broken shoulder and ribs.
Bangkok and Australia wish Meldrum a speedy recovery.
A mini-series on his life called Molly, starring Samuel Johnson as the titular lead, will be airing next month in Australia.
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