Today host Allison Langdon reveals the gruesome injuries she suffered during her hydrofoiling accident – and when she’s likely to return to TV
Today host Allison Langdon underwent knee surgery after injuring herself while filming a watersports segment for the Channel Nine breakfast show on February 4.
The journalist, 41, has been off the air for three weeks since the accident, which took place as she was hydrofoiling, and it’s still unclear when she will return to TV.
Speaking on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday, Allison revealed for the first time the extent of her injuries as a result of the botched stunt.
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‘I’ve done a right royal job on it’: Today host Allison Langdon has revealed for the first time the extent of her injuries as a result of the botched stunt
While Allison was pushed through the airport in a wheelchair with a leg brace firmly placed around her right leg, she has mostly kept the extent of her injuries private.
Her co-host Karl Stefanovic had previously joked on the breakfast radio program that Ally had simply ‘bruised her kneecap’, but added in all seriousness that she was ‘properly injured’ and the incident was ‘horrendous’ to watch first hand.
Radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson then called Ally to ask how serious her injuries really were.
‘I’ve done a right royal job on it,’ Allison confirmed, as she began listing a broken leg and a dislocated knee as some of her injuries before being cut off by the radio stars.
Extreme sport: Allison underwent surgery days after seriously hurting her knee while filming a watersports segment for the Today show on the Gold Coast earlier this month
‘That sounds horrific!’ The radio hosts were shocked to discover Allison had a broken leg and a dislocated knee from the accident and was left with a large scar on the back of her leg
‘That sound horrific!’ Jackie said, as she claimed it must be terrifying for Ally to face the fear and high probability of dislocating the knee again in the future.
Seeing the upside of the situation, Ally joked that she will have an awesome scar at the back of her leg after it heals.
When asked when she would likely return to Today’s hosting panel, she said optimistically: ‘I’m desperate to get back, I actually miss Karl and the team. A couple more weeks and then hopefully.’
On Monday, she surprised the Today team by Zooming into the breakfast show to share an update on her recovery.
Allison said she was seeing a physiotherapist three times a week and resting up at home with her two children and husband.
Health update: ‘I am going a little bit stir crazy at home,’ Allison said of her recovery, adding that she was seeing a physiotherapist three times a week
Last week, Allison revealed she was finally back home after having knee surgery in Sydney following her accident in Queensland two weeks earlier.
She shared a photo to Instagram of herself with her children, Mack, four, and Scout, two, and captioned it: ‘So nice to get home to these two.’
Allison underwent surgery days after seriously hurting her knee while filming a watersports segment for the Today show on the Gold Coast earlier this month.
Back home: Last week, Allison revealed she was finally back home after having knee surgery following her accident in Queensland two weeks earlier. She shared this photo to Instagram of herself with her children, and captioned it: ‘So nice to get home to these two’
In a statement to Daily Mail Australia at the time, Channel Nine described what had happened as ‘an unfortunate accident’.
‘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,’ they said.
The statement added that both Karl and Ally had a ‘comprehensive safety induction and a thorough run-through of all aspects of hydrofoiling.
Post-accident: After she was brought back to the wharf, Allison was taken to hospital where she received treatment. She flew back to Sydney on February 5 ahead of her operation