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Molly Meldrum Awake And Communicating

Written by John Ritchie on December 26, 2011

Molly Meldrum was taken off life support on Christmas Day and is now awake and communicating. Doctors at Alfred Hospital have taken Meldrum off the ventilator and he is in a serious but stable condition. Molly’s brother, Brian Meldrum, told the Herald Sun it was the perfect Christmas present for the family:

Some really good news concerning Molly – a Christmas present, if you like. He is awake and communicating. He is obeying commands, and communicating simple needs, such as he’s sore, or he is tired. And that is a big step along the way. It is more important than ever now that Molly gets as much rest as possible, and doesn’t get over-stimulated.

Molly’s manager, Mark Klemins said:

Certainly he’s not in a position to hold a conversation or anything like that. He’s a bit sore and a bit uncomfortable but it’s all a positive step, and a great Christmas present for the family.

Last week Molly underwent surgery to repair his broken collarbone and a number of broken ribs.

Molly was put into an induced coma on December 15th after falling from a ladder at his house in Melbourne while hanging Christmas decorations.

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