Molly Meldrum's condition downgraded from critical to serious but stable
Music guru Molly Meldrum is thankfully showing signs of improvement, with his condition being downgraded from critical to serious but stable overnight.
Meldrum has been in an induced coma since last Thursday evening, following a fall at his Richmond home.
This morning Meldrum's manager Mark Klemens told 3AW the much-loved Aussie icon opened his eyes several times yesterday.
"These are slight openings of the eyes and then closing," he said.
"They're just very very small. It's not a matter of him sitting up in bed, opening his eyes wide and looking out the window or anything like that. It's very, very small but it's a positive reaction."
Klemens said Meldrum's situation was improving slowly.
"Nobody's able to assess at this stage how the head injury is likely to pan out and what the likely prognosis is. They're slowly diminishing the sedation but that will take a number of days," he said.
"He will be on a ventilator for a number of days and he has to have some operations too. He has to have surgery both to his shoulder and chest area. He's still not out of the woods but obviously it's positive news that he's no longer critical, but it is still very serious."
Klemens said Meldrum would be incredibly touched by all the positive messages and well-wishes that have flooded through.
"We've had some amazing emails to our offices. We're keeping them all obviously and when Molly's fit and well I look forward to handing him a few suitcases full," he said.