Daniel Andrews taken to hospital after 'concerning' fall

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Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has been taken to hospital after a serious fall.

The premier was injured in the fall while getting ready for work at home on Tuesday morning, the ABC reported.

The fall was described by a spokesperson as "concerning", but did not involve any head injuries.

An office spokesperson said Mr Andrews, 48, had gone to hospital for X-rays as a precaution.

Dan Andrews was taken to hospital Tuesday morning. Source: Getty
Dan Andrews was taken to hospital Tuesday morning. Source: Getty

Deputy Premier James Merlino will replace the premier at a scheduled news conference this morning. The Victorian state government is set to announce an inquiry into Indigenous disadvantage today.

Opposition Leader Michael O'Brien wished the Premier a quick recovery.

"Hope it's not serious," he said on Twitter. "Wishing Daniel a speedy recovery."

Victorian Greens MP Ellen Sandell was also quick to offer well wishes.

"Just heard that Premier Dan Andrews has gone to hospital this morning after a fall. Very much hope it’s nothing serious, and he has a full and speedy recovery," she tweeted.

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