Aussie music mogul Ian 'MOLLY' MELDRUM is set to leave hospital this week (beg16Jan12) for the first time since a pre-Christmas (11) fall at his home in Richmond.
The 65 year old industry veteran was placed in an induced coma after suffering a fractured skull, a broken collarbone, punctured lung and extensive breaks and fractures to his ribcage after taking a tumble while putting up festive decorations.
The record producer and TV personality underwent spinal surgery on New Year's Day (01Jan12), and he now faces a lengthy stint at a rehabilitation clinic before he will be allowed to return home.
Meldrum's brother Brian tells the Herald Sun newspaper that doctors are "really happy with his progress," adding the transfer to rehab is "a step in the right direction".