The wife of English musician Shane MacGowan asked for “love and prayers” by sharing a photo of her husband, lead singer of The Pogues, extremely weak due to his encephalitis. The 65-year-old artist was diagnosed last year with the disease, a brain infection that can result in an immune system disorder.
Shane MacGowan was one of the founders of The Pogues in 1982. The punk group has seven studio albums: ‘Red Roses for Me’ (1984), ‘Rum Sodomy & the Lash’ (1985), ‘If I Should Fall from Grace with God’ (1988), ‘Peace and Love’ (1989), ‘Hell’s Ditch’ (1990), ‘Waiting for Herb’ (1993) and ‘Pogue Mahone’ (1996).
The Pogues’ biggest hit is the hit ‘Fairytale of New York’, released in 1987.
On X, formerly Twitter, journalist Victoria Mary Clarke wrote in the caption of her husband’s photo: “I would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who has written to us, thank you very much! (…) I ask for love and prayers for everyone fighting like the two of us. Stay strong.”
Then, on Instagram, in a photo of her kissing her husband, she wrote: “Love is the most beautiful and powerful thing we can experience as humans, but love can also be painful, especially if you are afraid of losing a loved one. person or anything else you love. The great challenge we all face is going beyond what our minds think are the limits of love and what love really is.”
She finished by saying, “Stay tuned for love no matter what is happening in your world and continue to invite all of your angels and guides to support you and know that love is always the best choice!”
Check out two clips from The Pogues below, with the hits ‘Fairytale of New York’ and ‘Till The End’: