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Australian media personality Red Symons is recovering in hospital following a serious fall which caused him to hit his head after a “sudden lack of consciousness”.
ABC Melbourne shared a statement from Symons on their Facebook page reading:
“Hello everybody! Just over a week ago, on Wed 5 July, when walking home from the supermarket I experienced a sudden lack of consciousness. This resulted in a fall, with my head hitting the pavement.
“I am currently in hospital, thankful to be receiving the best of medical attention and working on a speedy recovery.
“I’m sorry for this unexpected absence, but I’m looking forward to getting back to work as soon as possible.”
On air this morning, ABC Radio Melbourne station manager Warwick Tiernan told listeners, “Sad news, but the good news is that he is improving… We're staying in close contact with him and his family."
68-year-old Red Symons first shot to fame as a member of the band Skyhooks, later becoming a household name as the hard-to-please Red Faces judge on Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
We send our love to Symons and wish his a very speedy recovery.