The 43-year-old went on to say her father, who she dubs a “tough old buggar”, was lucky he wasn’t on the farm when he collapsed.
“Luckily he wasn’t out the back of Wagga in a paddock as he probably wouldn’t be here to tell the tale. He’s a tough old buggar & he’s in rehab, frustrated but determined.”
Mac is on the mend, so much so, Sam says he’s been “giving plenty of cheek to his long- suffering, wonderful nurses.”
Her mother Libby has also “stabilised”, but the shocking event has taken its toll, particularly in the midst of a pandemic.
“Despite having both of them in hospital (with the added pressure of the totally necessary Corona-related-visitor restrictions) now I’m heading back to work tomorrow morning," Sam wrote.
“Now, can 2020 just p*ss off already,” Sam ended her post.
In recent, happier times, the Sunrise host announced her engagement to partner Richard Lavender.
“What a year …” she captioned the loved-up snaps. “We’re very happy and very lucky to have found each other,” Armytage told WHO in an exclusive statement.
“There’s some very, very exciting news from the Sunrise family … Sam’s engaged!” co-host David Koch told Sunrise viewers the following day.
“I got all teary seeing that over the weekend, it was so nice,” added reporter Edwina Bartholomew, while newsreader Natalie Barr said she “can’t wait to hear all of the details”.