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Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s first public event since John’s accident

Donning a bright red dress and a brave face, Kerri-Anne Kennerley attended her first public event since the accident that left her husband with a broken neck.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s first public event since John’s accident

Painting the town red in a fitted, embellished mini-dress, the television host sat front row at the spring-summer fashion show of her friend and neighbour, Carla Zampatti, who this year is celebrating 51 years in the Australian fashion industry.

“It’s a bit like my first day at school,” she said to SMH.

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“He’s doing well. He’s in the gym today working on his legs. We just have to keep positive.”

“It’s one step at a time,” she added to News.com.au.

Kerri-Anne, who has been a long-time supporter of the high-fashion brand having been a regular front row-sitter at each and every show for years, appeared to be in good spirits and she chatted to other Australian celebs and television personalities.

Sam Armytage, Sylvia Jeffreys and Natarsha Belling were all in attendance, as were fashion bloggers and Instagrammers, Elle Ferguson, Anna Heinrich and Kate Waterhouse.

Recording artist and The Voice coach, Delta Goodrem, swapped jobs and became a model for the day, even closing the show with a stunning, ethereal white and gold chantilly lace gown.

Kerri-Anne’s public debut comes shortly after her beloved husband John had finally reached a milestone in his recovery.

The blonde beauty took to Instagram to share some amazing news on her brave husband, who was left critically injured following a tragic balcony fall in mid-March.

The TV presenter has not left her husband’s side in the intensive care unit since he was airlifted to Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital from a golf resort near Coffs Harbour last month, but now, for the first time in 6 and a half weeks, the 75-year-old looks forward to the next phase of recovery, which will require him to move out of intensive care, and into the spinal unit to begin rehabilitation.

“After 6 and a half weeks in Intensive Care John is moving to the spinal unit,” Kerri-Anne, 62, quipped proudly.

The announcement was teamed with a cheerful photo of a smiling John surrounded by his caring team of medical staff.

“Just a few of the brilliant nurses and doctors who looked after him 24 hours a day. Thank you to these wonderful professionals,” she added.

This story originally appeared on Woman’s Day

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