Derryn Hinch suffers brain trauma after fall from Uber

Derryn Hinch has suffered a brain trauma after he slipped and fell getting out of a car in Melbourne.

The senator, 74, was on a night out when he fell and was knocked unconscious while exiting an Uber on Monday evening, hitting his head outside his home.

A spokeswoman for the senator confirmed he had suffered a minor brain injury and spent a night in The Alfred hospital for observation.

Senator Hinch has denied alcohol played a role in the fall, instead saying a bad knee and a heart condition may have caused the accident.

Derryn Hinch has suffered a brain trauma after falling from an Uber outside his Melbourne home. Source: AAP
Derryn Hinch has suffered a brain trauma after falling from an Uber outside his Melbourne home. Source: AAP


He did confirm he had two glasses of wine around 11.30pm before making his way home.

"I got out of an Uber car, and I stepped out the car and I fell over and I hit my head on the kerb," he told Sky News.

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Senator Hinch said he was feeling fine and was able to fly to Canberra for a War Memorial event on Wednesday.

"Thanks to the staff at the Alfred for my tests and future tests. I'm feeling fine," he tweeted on Wednesday night.

He will undergo further medical tests involving his heart on Thursday as a precaution.

The incident comes after Mr Hinch swore off alcohol following a sustained period of drinking which resulted in a liver transplant in 2011.

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