The first images of Australian music legend Molly Meldrum have emerged online. The photograph (above) was released yesterday and is the first photograph of Meldrum since he sustained a skull fracture, bruising and swelling to his brain after a fall whilst arranging Christmas decorations.
In a statement released by Meldrum, he said that “Although I am not ready yet, I can’t wait to go home to look after Ziggy, to see my friends, and to properly thank them, my family and the hundreds of people who sent their best wishes and love to me,”
“Believe it or not, while I can’t say I like being in hospital, I know I have been very well supported, and I have enjoyed meeting other patients and their families. We all have a fair bit of rehab ahead of us and we encourage each other in the exercise programs.
“I have missed everybody, missed my work, missed having access to a phone and my laptop – but I know I can re-introduce these things gradually as I get better.”
Meldrum also used his statement to show his support for Julia Gillard in the recent political situation, continuing on “I even received a card from Julia Gillard, so I wish her all the best, I hope she’s having a better time than I am.”