The spouse of The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has despatched “love and prayers” to these “struggling” as she posted a photograph of the Fairytale Of New York singer in hospital.
Victoria Mary Clarke thanked well-wishers on X, previously Twitter, and revealed the singer’s bandmates Spider Stacy and Terry Woods had visited him not too long ago.
The Irish journalist wrote: “Love and prayers for everyone who is struggling right now ❤️ hang in there!”
MacGowan, 65, is believed to have been in intensive look after the previous few months and was in a hospital mattress with a respiratory equipment within the new image.
He had been identified with viral encephalitis final 12 months.
Encephalitis is a severe situation the place the mind turns into infected. It might be life-threatening and requires pressing therapy in hospital.
Ms Clarke stated in an Instagram submit on Saturday that she was “facing terrifying fears of loss”.
The 57-year-old wrote: “Love is the most beautiful and powerful thing that we can experience as humans but love can also feel painful especially if you are afraid of losing a person or anything else that you love.
“The actually actually large problem that all of us face is to transcend what our minds assume are the bounds of affection and what love actually is.”
She added: “Sometimes when you love very deeply you will find yourself facing terrifying fears of loss that can feel so big and devastating that you don’t know how you can survive them and you can’t imagine life without this person that you love.
“It’s in these moments when you find yourself staring into the abyss that you’ve a chance… to find extra of who you actually are and extra of who your soul actually is and extra of your reference to this one that you like.”
The couple married in 2018 at Copenhagen City Hall in Denmark after greater than 32 years collectively.
MacGowan has confronted different well being troubles in recent times – he broke his pelvis in 2015 and has used a wheelchair since.
In 2021 he broke his knee in a fall earlier than tearing ligaments in his left leg.
He by no means absolutely recovered from his accidents and confirmed in April that he “can’t walk anymore”.
MacGowan has additionally been open about his battle with habit.
In 2015, he obtained a full set of tooth implants as his actual tooth have been destroyed by many years of consuming and drug use.