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The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan released from hospital after falling ill over Christmas

Shane MacGowan was hospitalised over Christmas after falling ill.

The Pogues frontman is believed to have been admitted to hospital in Dublin shortly before his birthday on December 25.

However, the 63-year-old is now back at home with his wife Victoria Mary Clarke.

Victoria confirmed on December 30 that her husband was unwell, writing on Facebook: ‘I am just sending so much love to my beautiful angel husband who is not feeling very well and I am sending even more angels and love to everyone on the planet who is worried about someone who they love.

‘It’s not an easy thing to hold the vision of them as radiantly healthy and fit and full of the joys of life when you know that they are in pain and suffering. But it’s vital that we give it a try! Let’s have a go at imagining that every living being is as happy and healthy as it’s possible to be.’

The journalist then shared on New Year’s Eve that Shane was on the mend, and thanked their friend Johnny Depp for his support.

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Victoria confirmed her husband was admitted to hospital (Picture: Mark Large/ANL/REX)

She wrote: ‘Shane is getting out of hospital tomorrow and I am grateful for all of your gorgeous messages and grateful to #johnnydepp for his support and kindness and I bless you all from the heart of my heart.’

After telling fans not to worry, Victoria shared a picture of the singer at home and wrote: ‘Thank you so much for all your good wishes!!!! Shane is home watching King Kong and very happy and grateful!’

It is unclear what Shane was hospitalised for.

The Fairytale Of New York singer’s bout of ill health came just weeks after the release of the documentary of his life, Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan.

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The star was discharged on New Year’s Day (Picture: Victoria Mary Clarke)

In the film, Shane – who was born in Tipperary but moved to England when he was six years old – admits he got into music as a ‘compromise’ for not joining the IRA.

The star says: ‘I compromised. I should never have wavered from the path. There has been an Irish revolution in every century. ‘

I had participated in the ­revolution as a musician. It’s a revolution of the mind. I always felt guilty that I didn’t lay down my life for Ireland.

‘I was ashamed I didn’t have the guts to join the IRA — and the Pogues was my way of overcoming that.’

During his time with The Pogues, the band recorded Streams of Whiskey about the writer and IRA member Brendan Behan, and he later recorded Paddy Public Enemy Number One in tribute to the Provisional IRA member and Irish National Liberation Army head Dominic McGlinchey, who was killed in 1994.


Credit: Original article published here.

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