The Pogues’ Shane McGowan Rushed to Hospital–But Not For What You May Think

My initial reaction to the headline “Shane McGowan Rushed to Hospital” was the same as yours: the alcohol has finally taken its toll. Actually, no. At least not directly.

According The Irish Mirror, Shane was attempting some kind of “complicated dance move” when he crashed to the ground, breaking his pelvis in the process. He’s bedridden obviously and somewhat cranky, but he’s expected to recover. In other words, he fell, but thanks to the grace of God, he’s fine.

So why was this 57 attempting a “complicated dance move?” There’s your indirect alcohol effect.

And now, this.

(Via Tom)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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