Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum has been diagnosed with post-traumatic amnesia following his fall exactly one-month ago today.
Since the accident on December 15 Molly has had operations to repair his broken shoulder, vertebra and ribs but the fractured skull has caused the memory loss which is hoped should be temporary.
In an email, Molly’s friend and assistant Yael Cohn is asking his friends to send photos that may help jog his memory.
This week Yael told Noise11.com that “he is progressing every day. Doctors are pleased with his recovery and starting to talk about rehab which is the next step.”
Getting his memory back is part of that next recovery process. “He is now going through a phase of recovery where the doctors have requested we bring photos of friends to jolt his memory as well as messages that can be read out to him,” she wrote.
It is expected Molly will be able to leave the Intensive Care Unit at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne soon and be moved to a private facility to start the next phase of his rehabilitation. However friends and fans are also warned of the reality that it could be 12 months for Molly to get back to normal.
While the good news is he is improving every day, the reality as Yael says is “we know this is going to take a long, long time”.