Today's Allison Langdon reveals extent of 'drastic injuries' on air

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
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Allison Langdon has revealed it'll be a "couple more weeks" before she's back at the desk on Today, after injuring herself during a water-based segment on the show.

Speaking on the Kyle & Jackie O show, Allison revealed the extent of her injuries and what she's looking forward to the most when she does return to the set. 

Allison Langdon in a red dress on Today
Allison Langdon has revealed the extent of her injuries. Photo: Instagram/Allison Langdon

“There’s a broken leg, there’s a dislocated knee, there’s torn ligaments. I did a right royal job on it," Allison said. 

"I’ve been home for a week, which is nice but it’s difficult with the kids here. And my kids are little, they’re only four and two," she continued. 

Allison joked that while she's "enjoying the lie-ins she does miss co-host Karl Stefanovic and the crew on Today

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“I’m desperate to get back, I’ve been working every morning and I’ve made notes for you Karl don’t worry," she said. 

"I actually miss Karl and I miss the team and I’m really keen to get back. It’s a couple more weeks and then hopefully. 

"I’ve got an awesome scar at the back of my leg. I’m looking forward to Karl meeting me at the door in my wheelchair and wheeling me into hair and makeup and then wheeling me down to the studio."

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

Karl spoke about the moment he realised Allison had really hurt herself while the pair were at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. 

“I was there when it happened and it was horrendous. It was a real worry because I heard it and then I heard her and she was brought on her side and I helped lift her up out of the water," he said. 

“I don’t know what would have happened if I wasn’t there,” Karl joked.

Last week, the journalist, posted a sweet snap with her two children to her Instagram page.

"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."

today show accident ally langdon
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 News.com.au.

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

Additional reporting by Kristine Tarbert and Gillian Wolski.

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