Derryn Hinch "Had Two Glasses Of Wine" Before Dangerous Fall
Crossbench senator Derryn Hinch says he's feeling fine despite being knocked unconscious getting out of an Uber after two glasses of wine.
The former broadcaster and liver transplant recipient suffered a "slight brain trauma" after the fall on St Kilda Road in Melbourne on Monday night, but was fine 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.
Senator Hinch will undergo medical tests on Thursday to determine if his heart played any part in his collapse, The Herald Sun reports.
The 74-year-old, who blamed the fall on a "dodgy knee", was kept in The Alfred Hospital for observation overnight on Monday.
"I'm fine. I'm fine. I don't want to play it down. I got out of a Uber car and stepped on the kerb and fell over and I banged my head," Senator Hinch told the Nine Network on Thursday.
"I ended up in Alfred Hospital. They kept me in overnight and did some tests for heart tests and blood pressure tests and various things. I did get what is called a slight brain trauma."
"I’d had two glasses of wine at dinner — I hadn’t overindulged. But it’s the obvious question with my background I don’t blame people for thinking that,"
Hinch admitted back in 2016 that he was “back on the booze”, having originally sworn off alcohol after receiving a lifesaving liver transplant in 2011.