Australians have turned against music legend Molly Meldrum after footage of him urinating on the dance floor at a Rod Stewart concert became public.
A video obtained by Daily Mail Australia showed the 80-year-old TV star expose himself before urinating on the floor toward the end of the pop singer’s set at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday night.
The vile act came just months after Meldrum dropped his pants and ‘mooned’ the crowd at an Elton John performance.
Molly Meldrum was captured on film exposing himself at Rod Stewart’s concert in Melbourne last week
Molly Meldrum has been immortalised in bronze behind the Corner Hotel in Richmond where he has lived most of his life
Meldrum’s vile antics appear to have signalled the final straw in his public life, with scores of Australians hitting social media to call for him to be finally put to pasture.
‘Needs to be in a old people’s home,’ one person observed on Tuesday.
‘Are we all going to give excuses again. The man needs to be arrested and charged like anyone else. Then off to the psychiatrist,’ another wrote.
Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia it was not investigating Meldrum over the shocking incident.
‘Police were not called to an incident at a concert in Melbourne on 15 March and no formal complaint has been made,’ a spokeswoman said.
The sickening footage showed the former Countdown and Hey Hey It’s Saturday star urinate on the floor while looking up at the stage and wearing his trademark Stetson cowboy hat.
The alarming episode is the latest in a string of increasingly bizarre antics by Meldrum, who was a mainstay on Australian TV for decades and friends to some of the biggest names in music.
While Meldrum’s poor behaviour at the Sir Elton John gig was largely forgiven by the Australian public, there have been numerous calls for his cancellation in the wake of the Rod Stewart show.
‘He needs to be banned for attending any concert,’ one person posted.
‘He should be barred and in a nursing home so sad but it’s gotta stop,’ another stated.
Meldrum sucks his thumb while being honoured in January for reaching his 80th birthday
Molly Meldrum has been filmed exposing his privates – just weeks after ‘mooning’ thousands of people (pictured) at Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Melbourne
In January, Meldrum caused concern after dropping his pants during his old friend Sir Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at AAMI Park in Melbourne.
During his final act, the I’m Still Standing hitmaker brought Meldrum on stage for a rendition of ‘The B**** Is Back’.
‘He’s quite honestly a national treasure,’ Sir Elton said as he welcomed Meldrum to the stage.
‘I want to thank him for all the love and loyalty he’s shown me over the years. I love you’.
But once on the platform, Meldrum turned around and flashed his derrière in front of the 30,000 strong crowd.
Footage resurfaced in the days that followed showing Meldrum performing the same bum-barring antics in front of spectators at the 2022 ChillOut Festival in Daylesford, Victoria.
Observers noted Meldrum never fully recovered from a head injury he sustained in 2011.
News reports at the time suggested Meldrum fell around three metres down a ladder while putting up Christmas decorations around the spa area of his Richmond home.
Meldrum was taken to hospital in a critical condition and spent months recovering in private.
In his first interview following the accident, Meldrum told Channel 7 he was committed to staying off the booze.
‘I’m proud I haven’t had a drink for nearly five months now and I have no desire I want it back,’ he said in 2012.
Entertainment insiders have told Daily Mail Australia Meldrum’s epiphany over the demon grog was short lived.
A witness told Daily Mail Australia Meldrum urinated on the floor but no one rushed to clean it up
Molly Meldrum, pictured in 1977, had long been known for his love of booze fueled partying
Meldrum, pictured last month at the state memorial service for Olivia Newton-John, now walks with the aid of a cane and slurs his speech
While most Australians who hit social media on Tuesday slammed Meldrum’s behaviour, some continued to make excuses for him.
‘Instead of mocking and judging, have a bit of understanding and concern. Clearly Molly is suffering from something,’ a person posted.
‘His carer should have a better hold on him (not that it’s easy). It’s very sad that after all Molly was remembered for, will now be marked by these last few incidents, which is obviously out of his control. Let’s not forget and have a heart.’
‘He needs professional help, assessing, correct care & support, not ridiculing, humiliation & embarrassment,’ another wrote.
Friends of Meldrum have told Daily Mail Australia they are deeply worried about the fallen rock guru.
Entertainment commentator Peter Ford raised concerns the TV legend has not been adequately supervised since he fell from a ladder in 2011 and suffered head injuries.
‘His judgement is impaired, that’s a fact. I’m not making excuses for bad behaviour,’ he told 2GB on Tuesday.
Radio host Ben Fordham sympathised with the TV star admitting Meldrum faced ‘challenges’.
‘Someone needs to step in who’s close to Molly and say, “Hey, Molly. We need to look after you mate”,’ he said.
‘Sometimes it’s hard when you’re dealing with someone as famous as Molly Meldrum, they’re used to getting their own way.
‘But someone close to him has to say, “Molly, we need to keep you at home”.’
MOLLY’S CONCERNING MOMENTS
Fight with Samuel Johnson
Actor Samuel Johnson revealed in January he had a falling out with Meldrum in 2017 after the music icon commandeered his Logie Award acceptance speech.
Johnson said he had intended to use his acceptance speech to ask for donations to a cancer charity.
However, despite asking Meldrum not to get on stage, Johnson claims the tv host ignored his wishes.
Following the January mooning incident, Johnson slammed Meldrum, saying ‘he needs to hang up his hat. Now.’
Mooning crowds at Elton John concert
After being welcomed onto the stage at Sir Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour at AAMI Park in Melbourne on 13 January, Meldrum mooned the crowd.
He apologised two days later, claiming the incident was a wardrobe mishap.
ChillOut Festival incident
A few days later, footage resurfaced of Meldrum barring his butt in front of crowds 10 months earlier at the ChillOut Festival, in Daylesford, in March 2022.
Exposing genitals Rod Stewart concert
Meldrum was filmed exposing his genitals then urinating during Rod Stewart’s concert at Rod Laver Arena on 15 March.
Witnesses say he appeared to be with two carers and no one rushed to clean up the puddle he left on the floor.
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