Photos of Molly Meldrum and a statement by the music guru have been released during his recovery at Epworth Rehabilitation Hospital.
“Although I am not ready yet, I can’t wait to go home to look after Ziggy, to see my friends, and to properly thank them, my family and the hundreds of people who sent their best wishes and love to me,” Meldrum said in a statement.
“Believe it or not while I can’t say I like being hospital, I know I have been very well supported, and I have enjoyed meeting other patients and their families. We all have a fair bit of rehab ahead of us and we encourage each other in the exercise programs.
“I have missed everybody, missed my work, missed having access to a phone and my laptop – but I know I can re-introduce these things gradually as I get better.”
Meldrum’s assistant Yael Cohn hopes by releasing these photographs it will curtail the desire for the general public or the media to get unauthorised or intrusive shots during his recovery.
Meldrum was only reunited with his dog Ziggy yesterday afternoon.
He also acknowledged the well-wishes sent to him from Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
“I even received a card from Julia Gillard, so I wish her all the best,” he said.
“I hope she’s having a better time than I am.”
Source: Seven News