23/08/2016 7:47 AM AEST | Updated 23/08/2016 9:41 AM AEST

NSW Premier Mike Baird Injured In Fall. Now He's Got A Baird Back.

Mike Baird has slipped and fractured a vertebrae

CANBERRA – NSW Premier Mike Baird has broken his back in a late night fall at home and, as he expects to recover well, is awaiting all your gags.

Baird took to Facebook to post an X-ray and explain he slipped over in the dark while fetching a glass of water.

"Note to self: When fetching a glass of water late at night, don't walk down the stairs in your socks with the lights out," he revealed.

The Premier is well aware of what happens next.

"Yeah, I know... The punchlines for this pretty much write themselves... Knock yourselves out (I almost did!)," he wrote.

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Baird and wife Kerryn Baird at the opening night of Disney's Aladdin two weeks ago. Maybe he should've sought a wish for good health?