Australian music icon Molly Meldrum is said to be in a critical condition after falling at his Richmond home.

Meldrum is currently being treated at The Alfred Hospital.

“He fell from a ladder, at some height, he was unconscious when we arrived,” an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman told media earlier tonight.

“He has been placed in an induced coma and taken to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition.”

It’s understood Meldrum was hanging Christmas decorations at the time of the fall.

The Herald Sun has reported the music guru may have broken his ribs, punctured a lung and has undergone surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding.

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