Understandably, it's a long time since Iíve made a diary entry but here goes: It's not time at the moment to go through the story of the whole accident though there will be a time and place. Every day brings pain, though pain is slowly making way for just discomfort and each week feels like I'm turning the corner towards recovery. My specialists tell me Iím making great progress as the accident was only six weeks ago, though there is still some way to go. Four weeks in hospitals was enough but being home brings its own difficulties. Thank god for the great surgeons, doctors and nurses; thank you Professor Richardson, who is monitoring my head injuries and progress and Dr Scott who has done such a neat shoulder operation that the scars won't show, as won't the head scars eventually. Apart from a number one crop I'm looking more like me everyday.
Messages have come from my most favourite and respected artists, Siouxsie Sioux, who's utterly brilliant show at the Royal Festival Hall was one of the last things I remember before the accident, the excellent Rufus Wainwright sang songs at his shows dedicated to me, such warmth from the Human League, Gavin Friday, Nick Cave, Nick Rhodes and the Duranís, Gary Numan, Peter Hamill, Holly Johnson, Rick Mayall, and many more. I will make a complete list and thank everybody soon - it means so much and has been a getting better factor. To you fans who have been so respectful, warm and kind. Apparently one person in one of the on line public forums criticised my family for not giving enough detailed information but they don't understand what my family had to deal with as well as making sure my privacy was respected, it was touch and go to how I would end up, even live at all, and they didn't want to paint a depressing picture to fans of me hooked up to machines and looking like hell. They did an amazing job, you really only know part of it and, concerning the person that criticised my family, you don't have a god given right to know all of it. I'm sorry but there it is. Thanks everyone else.
Back on stage? I'm aiming for spring if all goes well but we'll have to see how the recovery goes, hoping there won't be anything too long term. All work and projects for the moment have been cancelled or put on hold until I'm able enough. I've got another operation to go through in February. I've many fears to conquer still, talking for too long is difficult and I have very little energy but I will be back in the studio and on stage again - just try and keep me away!
Good to hear. Just in case anyone else hadn't heard an update.
Willful ignorance of science is not commendable. Refusing to learn the difference between a credible source and a shill is criminally stupid.
Hearing Sammy sing lead on "Jump"...that's just not right. According to WAPL-FM in Appleton, the stage is modeled after the traditional Van Halen logo, complete with the ring around it...and there's seats in the ring. Way cool.