Today's Ally Langdon's swipe at Dan Andrews' video about injury

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The Today Show's Allison Langdon has taken a subtle swipe at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews after he shared a video about his back injury and returning to work after months of recovery.

The video, in which Mr Andrews explains how he fell over while getting ready for work at a rented holiday home on March 9, was labelled as "cringeworthy" and "stage-managed".

Today's Allison Langdon took a swipe at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who shared a video about his back injury and returning to work. Photo: Nine/Twitter
Today's Allison Langdon took a swipe at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who shared a video about his back injury and returning to work. Photo: Nine/Twitter

The Premie explained in detail what happened that day and how he was keen to get back to work after taking the time off to properly recover.

Ally described the video as an election pitch, "We wish him all the very best. I thought the video was a bit of an election pitch to that?"

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Nine presenter Alicia Loxley and Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Women Tanya Plibersek were also on hand to share their comments on the matter.

Alicia called the video "cringeworthy" and "stage-managed", but thought the video would get the Premier back on side with Victorians.

"The opposition down here in a silly way put that list of questions a couple of weeks ago, because there have been all these conspiracy theories about where he was staying and how this happened," she said.

"I think the state opposition really lost a lot of ground by doing that and lost a lot of respect from Victorians but by doing this."

Alicia Loxley and Tanya Plibersek were also on hand to share their comments on the matter. Photo: Nine
Alicia Loxley and Tanya Plibersek were also on hand to share their comments on the matter. Photo: Nine

She said "serious questions" still needed to be addressed and called on Dan to do a proper interview.

However, Tanya hit back at suggestions the video was an election pitch.

"I know Dan Andrews, I know him well, and I know to keep him off work for one day is really hard, to keep him away from work for three months, recovering from a super serious injury, would've been so difficult," she said.

"He's such a hard-working, dedicated, conscientious person, and I really do question the priorities of some journalists.

"He's had this major health incident and [the media] is saying it 'we have to get to the bottom of it'. It's pretty obvious what happened. He fell over, he was badly inured and had to stay off work to recover."

Conspiracy theorists claimed the Premier had been assaulted by people who were upset over how he dealt with Covid in Victoria. Those close to him have always denied the theories.

Dan fractured six ribs, including those closest to his spine, causing the lower parts of his lungs to collapse. 

In the video, Dan explained exactly what happened during the accident that occurred when he was leaving for work on a rainy day. Photo: Twitter
In the video, Dan explained exactly what happened during the accident that occurred when he was leaving for work on a rainy day. Photo: Twitter

In the video, Dan explained exactly what happened during the accident that occurred when he was leaving for work on a rainy day, saying, "As I put my foot onto the first step I knew I was in trouble. I didn't really connect with the step it just slid straight off. I became airborne almost, so I'm horizontal with that step. 

"And then all I could hear was just this almighty crunch. And that's when I knew, I knew that when I heard the crunch. I thought that's this is serious, we're in trouble here."

He also thanked the thousands of people who reached out and sent messages of support as well as the nurses, paramedics and doctors who took care of him.

The Premier ended by saying: "Being the Premier of this state is the greatest honour of my life. And it's an important role. When you have a traumatic moment in your life, you can't reassess things you work out, you remind yourself of the things that are really really important, you know, family is important, but so too is delivering for every family working hard for every single Victorian family that's the oath I swore. That's the job I've got. 

"I'm coming back this week I'm fit, I'm strong and healthy. I'm on the ballot next year I'm running and I'm running to win. There's unfinished business and I'm determined to get it done.

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