Ally Langdon gives update on 'drastic injuries' after Today accident

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Today show host Allison Langdon has given an update from the hosptial after injuring herself during a segment on the morning program last week.

The journalist, who had surgery on her knee on Monday, revealed via Today's official newsletter that she couldn't believe the "drastic injuries".

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

"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."

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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

The mum injured herself while filming a segment on hydrofoiling for the Today show in Burleigh Heads, Queensland.

She had surgery in Sydney on Monday, with her Today show colleagues Karl Stefanovic and Leila McKinnon updating viewers 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 aired on the show on Friday Feb 6, showing 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 News.com.au.

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

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