Dan Andrews’ full medical condition revealed
Daniel Andrews has been admitted to intensive care in hospital where he is expected to remain for "the next few days" after suffering a serious fall this morning.
The Victorian Premier issued a statement via his office this afternoon giving details of the accident and his condition.
“Early this morning, I was admitted to hospital after slipping and falling on wet and slippery stairs,” Mr Andrews said.
“A CT scan has revealed several broken ribs and vertebrae damage, and subsequent medical advice has recommended I remain in intensive care for the next few days.”
Mr Andrews said he, his wife Catherine and his children were “extremely grateful to the Ambulance Victoria paramedics who showed such care and kindness to our family this morning, as we are to the clinicians who have taken care of me today”.
“Our warm and sincere thanks go to the many family members, friends, colleagues and Victorians who have sent messages of love and support throughout the day. Thank you,” he said.
“I hope to be able to provide another update later this week. James Merlino will serve as Acting Premier while I recover over the next few days. For now, we’d like to ask that our family’s privacy is respected.”
Earlier, Mr Andrews’ office confirmed he was taken to hospital after falling over while getting ready for work.
His office had described the fall as “concerning” but provided no further details on his condition until the afternoon statement from the Premier.
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