Lisa Wilkinsons unlucky break while holidaying in Italy
TODAY Show star Lisa Wilkinson has broken her arm in a shower fall while holidaying with her husband in Italy.
Wilkinson, 57, slipped on the wet floor of her hotel room on the Amalfi Coast today and was rushed to hospital.
"I knew the floor was slippery, but the moment of falling seemed to take forever," she wrote in a blog on the Huffington Post.
"My mind went in slo-mo - even though my body was in fast-forward - as I calculated just how bad the fall was going to be. I was right. Very bad.
"The pain was like a red hot dagger stabbing into my right wrist. Urgent phone calls. Bucket-loads of ice.
"Gobbled painkillers. More agony than I've ever felt, outside of childbirth."
Wilkinson thanked hospital staff for her treatment and was surprised that Italy offers free healthcare to tourists.
"Within minutes I was in the hands of wonderful professionals, an orthopedic specialist whose care was touching, whose humanity shone through, and who - blessedly at last - managed to find a way to ease the pain.
"But to the most stunning thing of all ... when Pete handed over his credit card, they were bemused.
"Much laughter all around. In Italy, public hospitals are free for everyone, including blow-in tourists like us."
She took to Instagram to show off a new cast and declare she had broken two bones.
"And so ends my beautiful Italian holiday with two badly broken bones after a shocking fall on a wet bathroom floor," she wrote on Instagram.
Originally published as Lisa's bad break on holiday in Italy