"Now I Just Like Snakes"
From the time of his accident late last year, Molly Meldrum’s recovery has been the focus of much public attention. As he has recovered, the playful music presenter, never without his off-white cow-boy hat, has been sure to do two things: be thankful for the support, and not take himself too seriously.
Recently appearing at the Astra Awards, Molly has continued in this way.
He thanked fans and the hospital staff that took care of him.
Then he inserted some playful humour. He said that, as a child, "Snakes and Ladders" – a board game where the player gains places by climbing ladders, and loses them by slipping down snakes – was one of his favourite games.
His love for the game has since seen an evolution of sorts.
"Now I just like snakes," he joked, clearly making light of the fact his accident was caused by his falling three metres from a ladder in December while attempting to put up Christmas lights.
Reports say Molly appeared energetic and quick-witted.
Last week, the TV presenter known for interviewing several of the big name music stars, appeared on the morning show Sunrise.
Once again he mixed appreciation and humour. This time he blended the two together, explaining that he has experienced a significant change since the accident.
"I think something strange has happened because somehow the doctors either performed a miracle, or it's because I haven't had a drink for six months, but I've lost all the umms and errs and that's a real worry at the moment," he joked.
"If I lose the hat, that's my whole act gone out the window."
There has been a serious note to his recovery. Molly has begun advocating for increased awareness about head injuries for footballers.
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