Molly Meldrum granted his first TV interview since his horrific fall in December to Today Tonight. He spoke with Jennifer Keyte in an exclusive that aired last night.
Of the fall, which happened as he was trying to hang up Christmas decorations on the roof of his Melbourne home, Molly said, “I don’t remember any after that. It’s a blur to me. It’s not a blur — I don’t even remember it.” He was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery and spent eight weeks in a coma, during which family and friends maintained a vigil by his side. Doctors said the fall resulted in a traumatic head injury that “shook his brain up.” Molly said, “I refused to accept when I’d heard. I was like, ‘No, no, I’ve just bumped my head.’”
He went on to tell Jennifer about his attempts to escape from hospital, and how he got as far as a cafe but was recognised while trying to order a coffee — he referred to the hospital as his “Alcatraz.” The most important thing is that Molly looks well, doctors are confident about his long-term memory, and he’s already got some work ideas planned: he’d like to interview Elton John with his family, and Lady Gaga.