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Jan 18, 2018

Injury of the ancient mariner: Rupert Murdoch wrecks his back while sailing

Rupert Murdoch's famous love of sailing has landed him in hospital. Can the 86 year old sustain the hobby?

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

Could this be Wendi Deng Murdoch's revenge, or just a case of son Lachie being a rotten skipper? 

US media reports say Rupert Murdoch is recuperating from a serious back injury suffered in a sailing accident aboard son Lachie's tub just after New Year in the Caribbean (where it was sunny and warm, unlike freezing New York). Lachlan Murdoch's yacht, Sarissa, is more than 42 metres long and reportedly cost $50 million.

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2 thoughts on “Injury of the ancient mariner: Rupert Murdoch wrecks his back while sailing

  1. AR

    I hope Jerry Hall sends Lachie a thank you note for the mudorc’s back injury – it will save her a lot of hassle.

  2. klewso

    Rupert’s “Rosebud”?

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