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The Pogues' Shane MacGowan, 64, is in hospital as his wife urges fans to 'send prayers'

Shane MacGowan (pictured), who has been using a wheelchair since breaking his pelvis in 2015, is back in hospital, his wife announced today

Shane MacGowan rushed to hospital: The Pogues singer, 64, is back in the care of doctors as his wife urges fans to ‘send prayers and healing vibes’

  • Shane MacGowan, 64, has used a wheelchair since breaking his pelvis in 2015
  • Wife Victoria May Clarke tells fans the Pogues frontman is back in hospital
  • He finds it ‘frustrating’ and wants to leave after being admitted last Friday
  • Fans took to Twitter to wish the Fairytale of New York singer a speedy recovery

Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has been rushed to hospital, with his wife asking fans to “send prayers and healing vibes”.

The 64-year-old, who has used a wheelchair since breaking his pelvis in 2015, has been back and forth to hospital for medical treatment in recent years.

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Taking to Twitter today, his wife Victoria May Clarke shared a picture of Shane smiling and told fans he was back in hospital.

She said: ‘Please send prayers and healing vibes to @ShaneMacGowan again in hospital and really hoping to be out as soon as possible!! Thank you.’

Fans rushed to wish the Fairytale of New York singer a speedy recovery.

One wrote: ‘Not on Christmas, man is the sound of Christmas… Hope he recovers soon and not too much discomfort.

Shane MacGowan (pictured), who has been using a wheelchair since breaking his pelvis in 2015, is back in hospital, his wife announced today

Shane MacGowan (pictured), who has been using a wheelchair since breaking his pelvis in 2015, is back in hospital, his wife announced today

Victoria May Clarke, who married the Pogues frontman in an intimate ceremony in Copenhagen in 2018, shared an update on Twitter and asked fans to pray for him.

Victoria May Clarke, who married the Pogues frontman in an intimate ceremony in Copenhagen in 2018, shared an update on Twitter and asked fans to pray for him.

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Another fan tweeted: ‘Sending all the love and positive vibes your way. I hope things will settle down soon. I will keep him in my prayers.

Ms Clarke told the Irish Mirror Shane found it “frustrating” and wanted out after being admitted last Friday.

She said, “I really hope it comes out this week.

“He’s a bit frustrated, I think. He finds it very frustrating…he wants out.

The couple have been together for over 35 years and married at Copenhagen City Hall in Denmark in November 2018.

The intimate ceremony was attended by their close friend Johnny Depp, who performed at the wedding.

Taking to Twitter today, his wife Victoria May Clarke shared a picture of Shane smiling and told fans he was back in hospital

Taking to Twitter today, his wife Victoria May Clarke shared a picture of Shane smiling and told fans he was back in hospital

The Irish singer-songwriter hasn’t been in better health since breaking his pelvis in 2015. In 2021 he fell and broke his knee, before tearing his knee ligaments left, never fully recovering from his injuries.

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In April, he confirmed that he “could no longer walk”.

He has also been open about his struggle with addiction and in 2015 had to get a full set of dental implants after decades of drinking and drug use destroyed his real ones.

Just last week he seemed in good spirits when he delighted fans by joining TikTok (pictured)

Just last week he seemed in good spirits when he delighted fans by joining TikTok (pictured)

But just last week, he seemed in good spirits when he delighted fans by joining TikTok, racking up an incredible 840,000 views for his debut video.

He said in the 17-second clip: ‘Welcome Shane MacGowan to TikTok, hope you enjoy. God bless you, Shane.

Shane sported a bushy beard and wore a black top which he paired with a large silver crucifix necklace.

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