Red Symons reveals scary reason he's been off air for a week

He's ok despite falling and hitting his head.

ABC Radio Melbourne breakfast host Red Symons is in hospital following a “sudden lack of consciousness” which caused him to fall and hit his head. 

But despite the fall, Symons, 68, is in stable condition and said in a statement he was looking forward to returning to work. 

The former Hey Hey It’s Saturday! cast member is still recovering from the fall that happened on July 5. 

This morning, ABC Radio Melbourne station manager Warwick Tiernan read an on-air statement prepared by Symons. 

“When walking home from the supermarket I experienced a sudden lack of consciousness,” the statement read.

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“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 do look forward to getting back to work as soon as possible.”

While there was concern the fall was the cause of a stroke, Tiernan said this was not the case. 

“Sad news, but the good news is that he is improving,” Tiernan told his listeners this morning.

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“We’re staying in close contact with him and his family.

“He’ll be back, we hope, soon.”

Libbi Gorr has been filling in the breakfast slot on ABC Radio Melbourne for Symons while he’s been away. 

Do you listen to Symons in the mornings? Have you missed him?