Molly Meldrum in front of his Richmond home last year. Photo: John Woudstra
IAN "Molly" Meldrum has been released from hospital, returning to his Richmond home to continue his rehabilitation.
Meldrum's manager, Mark Klemens, said the music legend would undertake a "vigorous" rehabilitation program as an outpatient of the Epworth Hospital in nearby Bridge Road.
Meldrum was rushed to The Alfred hospital in December after a fall from the roof of a gazebo in the backyard of his Highett Street home, in which he sustained a broken shoulder, fractures to the skull, ribs and vertebrae, and swelling to the brain and a punctured lung. Meldrum has since been receiving treatment in the Epworth rehabilitation centre.
"Molly Meldrum is continuing with his rehabilitation," Mr Klemens said in a statement yesterday.
"He has returned home to see how he goes with a vigorous rehabilitation program in place both at home and at the Epworth.
"He needs to take things slowly and in time will be in a position to talk ... He continues to be humbled by all the support he has been receiving from the public."