Mummy blogger Constance Hall says her injured husband Denim Cooke is “continuing to heal” but still faces a “very long road” to recovery following a serious motorbike crash.
The Margaret River mum-of-seven posted a message to her 1.3 million Facebook followers tonight saying Cooke had done “a real number on himself” and suffered a broken back in four places, seven broken ribs, two punctured lungs, a fractured shoulder and broken foot, and then infections.
“It’s just a miracle he’s here,” Halls said in the post. “He’s been moved from ICU into the trauma ward which is awesome and will be moving to a long term rehabilitation centre really soon.
“His head took a fairly good knock, which of course being an anxiety riddled worst case scenario kinda girl I was thinking, ‘What if he never talks again’. Turns out I was wrong again and you literally cannot shut him up.
“One nurse said she’s had a the best shift she’s ever had, cranking the Chili Peppers and listening to Denzi’s stories.
“I quite often hear him asking a nurse for a spliff, or telling them that he isn’t in hospital he’s on stage in band, just taking a rest back stage and I have found myself, laughing my head off and apologizing all at the same time.
“But I’m assured this should all be temporary and I have heard some of the most spiritually profound things about the other dimensions he’s visited when he came out of his coma.”
Cooke had gone for a motorbike ride with a friend on August 16 before he was involved in a crash and needed to be flown to Perth.
The couple married in 2018 in a bohemian-style wedding in Cowaramup in the South West.
They now live as a family of nine, including her four children — Billie-Violet, Arlo Love, twins Rumi and Snow — from her previous marriage and Cooke’s two sons Zeyke and Sunny. They also share toddler son Raja.
Hall revealed in the post she had been “getting all the support” she needed and had been spending her time divided between Perth and Margaret River.
“A few nights with the kids, a few nights with Denz, a f… load of family and friends that the kids help,” she said.
“I didn’t take the decision lightly but after over two weeks of not leaving Denz it’s time to go back to work.
“I am lucky enough to have a mobile job, I can bring it home and take it to a rehabilitation hospital and put it down when I need to be with the people I love. “But really it is my passion, I feel a little deflated without it. And need to be strong and happy for Denz with something else to focus on.”