Doctors confirm John Kennerley’s latest diagnosis after his freak fall 21



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Doctors have confirmed that Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s husband John has sustained spinal cord damage, following a freak fall last weekend.

According to doctors, the next 10 to 12 days will determine the extent of John’s recovery. Kerri-Anne released a brief message, saying this is the toughest time she’s experienced.

“While this is the most traumatic and devastating news we have been overwhelmed with messages of good wishes and prayers. Thanks to all”, Kerri-Anne said in a brief statement.

The 75-year-old broke his neck during the fall, and has remained on a ventilator all week. On Monday, doctors operated on John’s C2 and C3 vertebrae.

The husband and wife’s manager said, “John is communicating with Kerri-Anne and medical staff. Today was actually companion day so patients were able to bring in their pets”.

“Kerri-Anne brought in their beloved golden retriever Digger for a visit with John in ICU which was appreciated by John”, manager Sean Anderson explained.

John Kennerley lost his footing at a gold resort last weekend, and fell off an outdoor deck. He “fell awkwardly” and was rushed to hospital by paramedics, where he was placed in an induced coma.

Starts at 60 readers have offered an outpouring of support for John and Kerri-Anne. “Wishing a full recovery for John & many more years of happiness together with Kerri-Anne”, said one reader.

Whilst another added, “Praying for you and your husband Kerri-Anne!”

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  1. Yes, I wish them both all the best at this terrible time. Spinal cord injuries are just the worst thing, only time (and a lot of rehab) will get him through. He sounds like he is in the “best hands” but it will be a long road ahead for them.

  2. Dear Kerri-Anne and John,
    I’m sending all the strength I can muster to get you through this.
    This strength comes wrapped in love.
    You both in my thoughts and prayers and hoping for a speedy recovery.

  3. Kerry you are both in our thoughts and stay strong when you can but dont be afraid to let your guard down either and have a bloody good cry. Things will be how they will be, we cant go back and change anything so try and focus on your future however it will be and just hold hands…it will be ok. 💖💜💙

  4. Kerry it seems you have a hard and long road ahead of you, but with the love help and support of family and friends you will come out of this terrible accident a stronger person than you are now. My love and thoughts are with you.
    My wish for John is that he has a good recovery.

  5. Our thoughts and prays are whit you both

  6. Sending best wishes for a full recovery for your husband Kerri. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and this very trying time.

  7. Our prayers and thoughts are with you both at this difficult time. John is receiving first class care and surrounded by love which is essential to a full recovery. Get well soon.
    Judy Macaulay

  8. Praying for you both and a successful recovery for John. God Bless you both and God willing many more wonderful years together. Kerri Ann you are an inspiration to all.

  9. I have been though terrible circumstances ….I came through and am smiling and very grateful . It’s amazing how we cope when life throws us a curve ball…..speedy recovery JOHN XXX

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    • Sending love and prayers for a happy outcome. God bless you both in the days/weeks to come. 💕🙏

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