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The Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has been discharged from hospital in time for Christmas

The Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has been discharged from hospital in time for Christmas

His wife, Victoria Mary Clarke, has thanked all the staff who have treated him.

Shane MacGowan has been discharged from hospital just in time for Christmas.

The lead singer from Celtic punk band The Pogues has been receiving treatment at the St Vincents Hospital in Dublin this year and his wife has been giving fans updates throughout his hospital stays.

The Irish Independent says the 65-year-old has been battling an infection.

His wife, Victoria Mary Clarke, has revealed they've been given a festive miracle.

She said: "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."

Before he was discharged, he had a visit from a few of his bandmates from The Pogues.

Victoria shared a snap of MacGowan smiling in his hospital bed hooked up with a high-flow nasal cannula, which assists with breathing.

She wrote on X: “I just wanted to say a massive thanks to everyone who has been messaging me and @ShaneMacGowan and thank you @spiderstacy and Terry Woods for coming to visit him.

"Love and prayers for everyone who is struggling right now, hang in there!”

The Pogues are probably best known for their Christmas song 'Fairytale of New York', which is on heavy rotation around this time of year.

The song was initially released all the way back in 1987 and it still features on many playlists today.

While the song has never actually been the UK Christmas number one, it has been listed in the UK Top 20 numerous times – including every year since 2005.

Last December, the song was certified quintuple platinum in the UK for a whopping 3 million combined sales.

The Irish Times revealed that the track earns MacGowan an estimated £386,000 each year in royalties.

The singer-songwriter once explained he never expected the song to be so successful, saying: “You could have knocked me down with a feather.

"It was a challenge Elvis Costello set us and it ended up being our greatest hit.”


Featured Image Credit: Twitter/X/Victoria Mary Clarke

Topics: Music, Celebrity