ABC radio host, Red Symons rushed to hospital after nasty fall

By Christina Cavaleri July 17, 2017

This is so scary!

ABC breakfast host Red Symons is currently in hospital recovering after he had an intense fall.

He had a "sudden lack of consciousness", he then fell and hit his head.

Symons is remaining off-air as he recovers from the incident. 

ABC Radio Melbourne manager Warwick Tiernan read a statement on Symons’ behalf this morning on air, explaining to listeners why he has not been heard.

“Hello everybody! 

“Just over a week ago, on Wednesday 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.”

Tiernan said there had been some concern the fall could have been caused by a stroke, but that was not the case.

"Sad news, but the good news is that he is improving.

"We're staying in close contact with him and his family.

"He'll be back, we hope, soon."

The 68-year-old has broadcaster Libbi Gorr filling in for him.

We hope he gets better soon.

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