- MacGowan: Hospitalized for encephalitis.
- Wife expresses gratitude.
- Health struggles, past injuries.
It is believed that the 65-year-old singer spent the last few months in an intensive care unit following a diagnosis of viral encephalitis last year.
Gratitude Amidst Tough Times
Victoria Mary Clarke expressed gratitude to those who had tweeted previously and disclosed that Spider Stacy and Terry Woods, two of the singer’s bandmates, had recently paid him a visit.
The Irish journalist penned, “Prayers and affection for all those who are currently experiencing difficulty; persevere!”
MacGowan, 65, was observed in the new photograph while in a hospital bed equipped with a respiratory apparatus. It is believed that he had been in intensive care for the past few months.
A year ago, he received a diagnosis of viral encephalitis.
Encephalitis is a devastating condition characterized by inflammation of the brain. It is potentially fatal and requires immediate hospitalization.
On Saturday, Ms. Clarke stated on Instagram that she was “confronted with terrifying fears of loss.”
“Love is the most beautiful and potent thing we can experience as human beings, but it can also be excruciating, particularly if you are terrified of losing a loved one or something else,” the 57-year-old wrote.
Recognizing the true nature of love and surpassing our subjective perceptions of its boundaries is the most formidable obstacle we all confront.
She further stated, “When you love someone very deeply, you may confront terrifying fears of loss that are so enormous and devastating that you cannot fathom how you will survive them and cannot fathom life without them.”
You have the chance to discover more of your true self, your soul, and your bond with the person you adore when you are gazing into the abyss.
The couple wed at Copenhagen City Hall in Denmark in 2018 following over 32 years of marriage.
MacGowan’s Ongoing Struggle and Resilience
Other health issues have beset MacGowan in recent years. Since 2015, when he fractured his pelvis, he has been confined to a wheelchair.
An accident in 2021 caused him to fracture his knee, followed by ligament tears in his left leg.
His injury-related recovery was incomplete, and he declared in April that he “no longer has the ability to walk.”
Likewise, MacGowan has been candid regarding his struggle with addiction.
Because his natural teeth had been irreparably damaged by decades of alcohol and drug abuse. He underwent a comprehensive dental implant procedure in 2015.