Aussie music journalist and icon Molly Meldrum, 65, is in critical condition today after a fall from a ladder late last night. Meldrum, who was hanging decorations, slipped from a ladder and hit his head on an outdoor spa tiling. He is being treated for a fractured skull and bruising to the brain. Meldrum is currently still unconscious with family and close friends by his side.
Meldrum remains in critical condition at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
Meldrum hosted COUNTDOWN from 1974 – 1987, a music TV show that became a staple of Australian Pop culture during that period and had a regular spot on Channel Nine’s Variety Show HEY HEY IT’S SATURDAY! He is synonymous with the Australian music scene and in launching the career of one little lady Kylie Minogue.