Channel 7 star Sally Obermeder rushed to hospital with 'deep burns'

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Former Channel 7 star Sally Obermeder has been rushed to hospital after a freak accident left her with 'very deep burns' to her throat and chest.

The ex-Daily Edition co-host took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a selfie from her bed at Sydney's Royal North Shore hospital.

Sally Obermeder wearing a hospital gown and face mask while holding a towel over the burned skin on her neck.
Sally Obermeder was rushed to hospital with 'very deep' burns to her throat and chest. Photo: Instagram/sallyobermeder.

In the snap, the 48-year-old is seen wearing a hospital gown and face mask while holding a towel over the burned skin on her neck.

Sally explained in the caption that she accidentally splashed a 'boiling' hot cup of takeaway coffee onto herself the previous day after dropping her two daughters at school.

"Sometimes, things don’t quite go to plan," she wrote. "After school drop off yesterday, I went to get my usual coffee, and as I was getting in the car, taking my mask off with one hand and holding the coffee with the other, I saw something out of the corner of my eye."

Sally went on to recall that the incident 'all happened so quickly' and she still wasn't sure if it was a bird or a falling tree branch that gave her a fright.

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Sally Obermeder on Channel 7's afternoon program, The Daily Edition. Photo: Channel 7.
Sally Obermeder co-hosted Channel 7's afternoon program, The Daily Edition, from 2013 to 2020. Photo: Channel 7.

"Whatever it was shocked me and I jumped. The contents of my cup - a freshly made boiling long black tipped onto my throat and chest, immediately burning the skin right off and causing very deep burns."

The mum-of-two was taken to hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment. Sally said that she is now 'resting' at home and will learn the extent of her injury and the treatment required when her bandages are removed.

She finished off her post by thanking the 'amazing' frontline health workers for their care.

"From the ambulance guys to all the doctors, nurses and staff in the emergency room - we are so fortunate to live in a country with such amazing medical help. Forever grateful," she wrote.

Sally was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2011, on the same day her first daughter was born. She underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and two mastectomy surgeries the following year and by October 2012 was given the all clear.

In 2016, she welcomed a second daughter with her husband, Marcus Obermeder via a US surrogate.

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