‘We thought you were dead!’ Karl Stefanovic cracks a shocking joke as Allison Langdon makes a surprise appearance on the Today show after her hydrofoiling accident
Today host Allison Langdon has been off the air for two weeks after suffering an injury during a hydrofoiling accident on the show.
On Monday, she surprised her co-host Karl Stefanovic with a call into the breakfast program to discuss her recovery and scheduled return.
Karl, 46, however cracked a shocking joke about Allison’s, 41, recent absence, greeting her with: ‘We thought you were dead!’
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‘We thought you were dead!’ Karl Stefanovic (left) cracked a shocking joke when Allison Langdon (right) made a surprise appearance on the Today show on Monday after her hydrofoiling accident. Pictured with Karl is stand-in co-host Sylvia Jeffreys
‘That’s a bit harsh!’ Allison reacted in shock, but knew he was joking as she added: ‘we talk all time!’
‘I am going a little bit stir crazy at home,’ she revealed of her recovery, and said she is seeing a physio three times a week.
‘I still can’t do very much,’ Allison added, but said she was hopeful to return to work in a couple of weeks.
She joked that the accident was Karl’s fault (it wasn’t) and expecting to be waited on hand and foot by her co-host upon her return, even if that meant she entered the building in a wheelchair.
‘I am going a little bit stir crazy at home’: Allison said she was hopeful to return to Nine’s breakfast show in a couple of weeks, and was seeing a physio three times a week to aid in her slow road to recovery
Friendly banter: She joked that the accident was Karl’s fault (it wasn’t) and expecting to be waited on hand and foot by her co-host upon her return, even if that meant she entered the building in a wheelchair
Last week, Allison revealed she was finally back home after having knee surgery following a hydrofoiling accident in Queensland two weeks prior.
The 41-year-old shared a photo to Instagram with her children: Mack, four, and Scout, two.
‘So nice to get home to these two,’ she captioned the post.
Back home: The 41-year-old shared this photo to Instagram last week with her children, Mack, four, and Scout, two
Extreme sport: Last week, Allison underwent surgery after seriously hurting her knee while filming a watersports segment for the Today show
Allison underwent surgery days after seriously hurting her knee while filming a watersports segment for the Today show on the Gold Coast earlier this month.
During a pre-recorded segment, the co-host ‘badly’ injured her leg while hydrofoiling – a relatively new watersport also known as foil surfing.
Dramatic footage of the accident showed Ally being pulled from the water by her life vest by two male rescuers.
She was taken to hospital where she received treatment and flew back to Sydney on February 5 ahead of her operation.
In a statement to Daily Mail Australia at the time, Channel Nine described what had happened as ‘an unfortunate accident’.
‘After nearly an hour of incident-free filming of a segment about hydrofoiling, Ally fell awkwardly as she headed back to the marina at the end of the shoot,’ they said.
The statement added that both Karl and Ally had a ‘comprehensive safety induction and a thorough run-through of all aspects of hydrofoiling.
Post-accident: After she was brought back to the wharf, Allison was taken to hospital where she received treatment. She flew back to Sydney on February 5 ahead of her operation