Today host Ally Langdon's first photo since shock on-air accident

Today show host Allison Langdon has taken to Instagram to share her first photo since undergoing surgery for an injury she suffered during a water-based segment on the morning program last week.

The journalist, who sustained "drastic injuries" to her knee while hydrofoiling with co-host Karl Stefanovic in Burleigh Heads, Queensland, posted a sweet snap with her two children.

Today host Ally Langdon with her two young children
Today host Ally Langdon has shared her first photo since her shock on-air accident. Photo: Instagram/allisonlangdon.

"So nice to get home to these two," Ally captioned the pic of her cuddling Mack, four and Scout, two.

Makeup free and smiling, Ally appeared to be still wearing her hospital ID band while she reclined on a bed a week after her operation in Sydney.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the mum-of-two was reportedly unable to have a visit from her kids while in hospital.


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Allison Langdon is recovering from knee surgery. Photo: Instagram/today

Ally's 'drastic injuries'

The TV star earlier revealed via Today's official newsletter that she couldn't believe the "drastic injuries" that resulted from what appeared to be an "innocent fall."

"I have a nice amount of metal in my knee now and have to wait a further five weeks before I can put any weight on my right leg," she wrote.

"Patience has never been a strength of mine so let's see how we go."

She also thanked loyal viewers and friends for their supportive messages, as she recovered.

"I've been overwhelmed by all the lovely messages and just want to say thank you for all the love," she wrote.

"I can't believe what looked like a pretty innocent fall has resulted in such drastic injuries."

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The host injured herself while filming a segment on hydrofoiling. Photo: Channel Nine

On-air accident

Ally injured herself while filming a segment on hydrofoil surfing for the Today show in Burleigh Heads, Queensland on Friday, February 6.

She was flown home to Sydney where she had surgery the following Monday, with her Today show colleagues Karl Stefanovic and Leila McKinnon updating viewers on her progress on Tuesday morning.

"A big shout-out to Ally this morning. Hopefully she's back on the mend after her operation," said Leila, who has been filling in for Ally.

Karl added: "I spoke to her last night. She seemed pretty good.

"Again, she was pretty under the influence of whatever they have after an operation. But she was going okay."

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She had to be helped out of the water after the incident. Photo: Channel Nine

Dramatic footage of the accident showed Ally lying on her back in the water wearing a life vest as she was guided to shore by two men.

Sitting on the jetty afterwards, her co-host Karl was seen helping Ally take her helmet off.

In a statement following the incident, Channel 9 said it was an "unfortunate accident" and despite the mishap, both Karl and Ally "had a wonderful time".

“They had a comprehensive safety induction, and a thorough run-through of all aspects of hydrofoiling," the network told

“As with every shoot, safety requirements, briefings and subsequent after-care, are strictly followed and prioritised.”

Additional reporting by Kristine Tarbert.

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