Allison Langdon opens up about “drastic injuries”
Today co-host Allison Langdon has told fans she is in disbelief over her accident after she suffered a nasty injury while filming a stunt for the Channel 9 program.
Langdon hurt her leg while she was “hydrofoiling” in the Gold Coast. She would then go on to have surgery on Monday.
“I have a nice amount of metal in my knee now and have to wait a further five weeks before I can put any weight on my right leg,” she in the Today show’s official newsletter.
“Patience has never been a strength of mine so let’s see how we go.
“I can’t believe what looked like a pretty innocent fall has resulted in such drastic injuries.”
Footage of Allison's accident was shown on Today.
Due to COVID restriction, Langdon’s children have not been allowed to visit their mum.
“Little Mack, who turned four last month, told his daycare yesterday that he hurt his leg and thought maybe an ambulance should take him to hospital so he can get it fixed with Mummy,” Langdon said.
“Hopefully I’ll head home tomorrow though as I am desperate to hug the kids.”
Langdon went on to thank Leila McKinnon who has been filling in for her alongside Karl Stefanovic on the Today show.
“I texted her on the first morning at 3 am to see how she liked the early alarm as it can be a real shock,” Langdon wrote.
“The response was something like ‘you owe me Langdon’.
“Leila I really do,” she went on to say.
“From the bottom of my heart I mean it – thank you.”
Karl Stefanovic was the one to break the news of Langdon’s accident on air last Friday.
“She had a bit of an accident yesterday … she hurt herself really badly. She’s in hospital this morning,” he said.
In a statement following the sad incident, Channel 9 said: “After nearly an hour of incident-free filming of a segment about hydrofoiling, Ally fell awkwardly as she headed back to the marina at the end of the shoot.View this post on Instagram
“It was an unfortunate accident, and she was immediately taken to hospital.
“Both Karl and Ally had looked forward to the experience, and both had a wonderful time.
“They had a comprehensive safety induction, and a thorough run-through of all aspects of hydrofoiling.
“As with every shoot, safety requirements, briefings and subsequent after-care, are strictly followed and prioritised.”
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