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23rd Nov 2023

Shane MacGowan’s wife says he has been discharged from hospital

Joseph Loftus

‘We are deeply and eternally grateful’

Shane MacGowan’s wife has revealed that the legendary singer and songwriter has amazingly been discharged from hospital after months in and out of intensive care.

It’s believed the 65-year-old singer had been in intensive care after being diagnosed with encephalitis in 2022.

MacGowan’s wife Victoria Mary Clarke, who had been giving fans updates over the past few months, unveiled the incredible news yesterday evening (November 22).

Taking to X, Clarke wrote: “Shane got out of the hospital! We are deeply and eternally grateful to all of the doctors and nurses and staff at St Vincent’s it’s the best ! And special thanks to Tom Creagh and Brian Corscadden for your help.”

Just last week Ms Clarke said last week she was “facing terrifying fears of loss”.

She added:

“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 couple married in Denmark in 2018 after more than 30 years together.

Shane MacGowan, Darryl Hunt and Spider Stacy of The Pogues performing in Manchester in 2013 (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)

Ms Clarke previously revealed MacGowan’s bandmates Spider Stacy and Terry Woods had visited him in hospital recently.

Fans of Shane and his music have been posting messages of support online in the hope he will be able to spend Christmas at home.

MacGowan has suffered with a number of health issues in recent years.

He broke his pelvis in 2015 and has used a wheelchair since.

In 2021 he injured his knee in a fall, and later confirmed he “can’t walk anymore”.