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Red Symons Taken To Hospital Following Fall

by Paul Cashmere on July 17, 2017

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Former Skyhooks guitarist, now ABC Melbourne breakfast announcer Red Symons, has been rushed to hospital after being injured in a fall.

Symons blacked out of a street, fell and hit his head on July 5. He explained his absence from his radio show in a statement on Facebook:

A STATEMENT FROM RED SYMONS

Hello everybody! Just over a week ago, on Wed 5 July, when walking home from the supermarket I experienced a sudden lack of consciousness. This resulted in a fall, with my head hitting the pavement.

I am currently in hospital, thankful to be receiving the best of medical attention and working on a speedy recovery.

I’m sorry for this unexpected absence, but I’m looking forward to getting back to work as soon as possible.

ABC Radio extends best wishes to Red, his family & friends for his fast recovery, and looks forward to hearing him again soon.

Red Symons was an early member of Skyhooks, replacing original guitarist Peter Ingliss months after the band formed in Melbourne in 1973.

Red was with the band for the first three albums, leaving after 1976’s ‘Straight In A Gay Gay World’ to be replaced by Bob Spencer.

Symons returned for the 1982 reunion with Midnight Oil as their support band. He also appeared in the 1984, 1990 and 1994 reunions.

Since 2003, Red Symons has been the breakfast jock for 774 ABC Melbourne.

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