Premier Daniel Andrews has released a statement and revealed he is currently in intensive care after falling down stairs on Tuesday morning.

“Early this morning, I was admitted to hospital after slipping and falling on wet and slippery stairs.

“A CT scan has revealed several broken ribs and vertebrae damage, and subsequent medical advice has recommended I remain in intensive care for the next few days.

“Cath, the kids and I are extremely grateful to the Ambulance Victoria paramedics who showed such care and kindness to our family this morning, as we are to the clinicians who have taken care of me today.

“Our warm and sincere thanks go to the many family members, friends, colleagues and Victorians who have sent messages of love and support throughout the day. Thank you.

“I hope to be able to provide another update later this week. James Merlino will serve as Acting Premier while I recover over the next few days. For now, we’d like to ask that our family’s privacy is respected.”

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been admitted to hospital after he had a fall on Tuesday morning.

It has been reported the accident occurred while he was getting ready for his duties.

His office says he does not have head injuries but is having x-rays as a precaution.

Deputy Premier James Merlino will be covering for Andrews until he returns to his post.

Merlino said Andrews had “no head injuries and he’s fine and he’ll be back on his feet soon.”