Daniel Andrews reveals new milestone after nasty fall

Brianne Tolj
·2-min read

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has updated Australians on his condition one month after suffering a nasty fall.

In a tweet wishing people a Happy Easter on Sunday, Mr Andrews said he was now making "steady progress" and was walking about 18 minutes a day. 

He suffered broken ribs and a fractured T7 vertebra after slipping on wet stairs at a holiday home on the Mornington Peninsula on March 9.

Daniel Andrews pictured sitting up in his hospital bed with a nurse after his fall on the Mornington Peninsula.
Daniel Andrews being treated in hospital after his fall. Source: Twitter

"Thanks for all your messages of support over the past couple of weeks. They’ve really helped to keep my spirits up in what’s been a pretty painful time," the 48-year-old, who was recovering at home, said.

"I’m making steady progress and being diligent with my physio exercises. 

"Also building up my walking and am up to about 18 minutes on my daily walk. 

"If you’re giving, receiving, hunting, decorating or eating eggs today – enjoy."

Victoria's police minister to undergo surgery

Mr Andrews has taken six weeks off work as he recovers and Deputy Premier James Merlino is acting premier in his absence.

Victoria is also without Police Minister Lisa Neville, who on Saturday announced she will undergo surgery for complications associated with Crohn's disease.

The senior MP spent two-and-a-half weeks in hospital in February hoping to avoid going under the knife, but she remains unwell.

"As a result, my doctors have indicated that the only effective treatment now is surgery," Ms Neville said on Saturday.

"On Tuesday I will be readmitted to hospital to undergo a small bowel resection."

The operation will require up to 12 weeks' recovery so she will not return to work until the end of June.

with AAP

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