The ABC reports that Molly Meldrum's life has changed forever since his fall from a ladder at his home in Melbourne before Christmas last year.
The veteran Australian music presenter sustained life threatening injuries while putting up Christmas decorations, but now seems to be firmly on the mend.
My life has changed forever,
Molly Meldrum has opened up about how his life has changed forever following a fall at his Melbourne home last December.
In a personal letter published in The Herald Sun, Meldrum has spoken about his recovery from the life-threatening accident and of his gratitude for all the support he has received from family, friends and members of the public.
“As you know, I've been out on the tiles a number of times. But never like this. My life changed forever when I fell off the roof on December 15 last year,” he wrote.
“I can't say my life flashed before my eyes, but I have had plenty of time to reflect in the past few weeks, and I realise just how lucky I am.”
Meldrum says his maintenance man Joe saved his life on “that fateful day”.
“Joe rushed to my aid while my PA, Yael Cohn, called the ambulance.”
Meldrum revealed he received thousands of messages of support, including from Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Elton John.
“Lizzie (Meldrum's friend Lizzie Joyce) was a little fazed when she told me: 'There's someone on the phone claiming to be Elton John'.”
“'What happened, dear?' Elton asked. 'We were together at my concert in Melbourne and then I hear you're in a critical condition. Are you okay?'” Meldrum recalled….More at My life has changed forever, Meldrum reveals
It's great to hear that Molly is back up and about and working on a full recovery. We all know how damaging brain injuries can be. Even for those that survive, paralysis and brain impairment are frequent results.
Fortunately Molly seems to have been spared any of those lasting horrors and has apparently sworn off of the demon drink since his recovery.
By Max Power