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Today host Allison Langdon reveals she was ‘unable to parent’ after injuring her knee

Today host Allison Langdon reveals she was ‘unable to parent’ her children after injuring her knee during ‘horrible’ hydrofoiling accident


Allison Langdon injured her knee in a ‘horrible’ hydrofoiling accident in February last year. 

And the Today show host says she struggled to parent her children, Scout, three, and Mack, five, while she was recovering. 

‘I was basically unable to parent for several months,’ the 42-year-old, who is married to Michael Willesee Jr., told Stellar Magazine on Saturday. 

 Hard: Allison Langdon injured her knee in a ‘horrible’ hydrofoiling accident in February last year. And the Today show host says she struggled to parent her children, Scout, three, and Mack, five, while she was recovering. All pictured 

‘I was in a hospital bed at the front of the house and the kids’ bedroom and bathroom was upstairs,’ she explained. 

‘It has impacted the whole family, and even now Scout will come up to me and give my sore knee a kiss.’ 

Allison added that there is ‘still a lot of recovery to do’ and she is unable to wear high heels. 

'I was basically unable to parent for several months,' the 42-year-old, who is married to Michael Willesee Jr. (right) told Stellar Magazine on Saturday

‘I was basically unable to parent for several months,’ the 42-year-old, who is married to Michael Willesee Jr. (right) told Stellar Magazine on Saturday

The Nine presenter spoke about her ‘horrible’ injuries on Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa last year. 

When asked how her knee felt now, she said: ‘It’s okay, it’s still very sore.’

She added: ‘I snapped the leg, I did the kneecap, I did the ligaments. I shattered the knee cap, snapped the leg, did the PCL, the meniscus… The tibia snapped.’ 

Ouch: The accident took place when the Today show was filming on the Gold Coast on February 4. Allison was flown from the Gold Coast to Sydney where she underwent knee surgery. 'It was pretty horrible,' she said

Ouch: The accident took place when the Today show was filming on the Gold Coast on February 4. Allison was flown from the Gold Coast to Sydney where she underwent knee surgery. ‘It was pretty horrible,’ she said 

After the accident in February, Allison was flown from the Gold Coast to Sydney where she underwent knee surgery. 

The star explained she had to sit with the excruciating pain for two and a half hours before she got any ‘real drugs’. 

‘It was pretty horrible,’ she added, noting that her knee had hit the hydrofoil when she fell over during the watersports segment.

She added: 'I snapped the leg, I did the kneecap, I did the ligaments. I shattered the knee cap, snapped the leg, did the PCL, the meniscus... The tibia snapped'

She added: ‘I snapped the leg, I did the kneecap, I did the ligaments. I shattered the knee cap, snapped the leg, did the PCL, the meniscus… The tibia snapped’ 

Allison then joked that the worst thing about the accident – which took place when the Today show was filming on the Gold Coast on February 4 – was that she didn’t get to win the race against her co-host Karl Stefanovic.  

The TV presenter made her return to the Today show in March, sporting a large brace over her knee and using a wheelchair and crutches to get around. 

She has since been having regular sessions with a physiotherapist and her husband, media executive Mike, has been taking care of her.  

Back: The TV presenter made her return to the Today show in March, sporting a large brace over her knee and using a wheelchair and crutches to get around

 Back: The TV presenter made her return to the Today show in March, sporting a large brace over her knee and using a wheelchair and crutches to get around

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