Shane MacGowan has shared a health update with fans, after returning home from hospital in time for Christmas.
The Pogues frontman, 65, took to his Twitter on New Year’s Eve to share his well-wishes and reveal he was suffering from a serious condition.
It comes after Shane arrived back home earlier this month after spending time in hospital fighting an infection, reported to be both shingles and encephalitis.
Update: Shane MacGowan has shared a health update with fans, after returning home from hospital in time for Christmas
Happy New Year! The Pogues frontman, 65, took to his Twitter on New Year’s Eve to share his well-wishes
It comes after Shane wished his followers well over the festive period on Christmas Day.
He shared a short snippet of himself waving at the camera and saying: ‘Merry Christmas everyone’.
Alongside the video, he wrote on Twitter: ‘Happy Christmas everyone and thank you for all your messages and prayers’.
Fans were left concerned when he was rushed to hospital but his wife Victoria Mary Clarke confirmed on December 15 that he was back home.
Writing to her followers on Twitter, Irish journalist Victoria, 56, wrote: ‘Shane is home and we are going to watch the football ⚽️!
‘Thank you everyone who has been messaging and blessings to everyone who has a loved one in hospital and who is in hospital themselves and blessings to the doctors and nurses! @ShaneMacGowan.’
Shane was wrapped up warm in the picture shared to her 29,000 followers, wearing a fluffy hat, sunglasses and covered in a blanket.
Shane, who has used a wheelchair since he broke his pelvis in 2015, has been in and out of hospital in recent years.
Fans wished the singer, whose hits include Fairytale of New York, a speedy recovery and hoped he’d be home for Christmas.
The singer’s return home means he will be able to enjoy his 65th birthday – which is on Christmas Day.
Victoria previously updated his fans with a photo of the musician smiling from his hospital bed.
Alongside the snap, she wrote: ‘Fingers crossed @ShaneMacGowan will be home tomorrow! @PoguesOfficial.
Victoria gave fans an update on her husband’s health earlier this month, tweeting that ‘doctors are confident he will be OK.’
‘I just wanted to thank everyone who has been sending good wishes for @ShaneMacGowan, he is being treated for an infection and the doctors are confident that he will be ok.’
‘I am just incredibly grateful to them and to all of you,’ Victoria wrote.
Victoria shared a picture of the musician smiling as she revealed he had been admitted to hospital.
Festive: He shared a short snippet of himself waving at the camera and saying: ‘Merry Christmas everyone’
She tweeted: ‘Please send prayers and healing vibes to Shane MacGowan in hospital again and really hoping to get out asap!! Thank you.’
One fan wrote beneath her update: ‘Not at Christmas, the man is the sound of Christmas… I hope he recovers swiftly and not too much discomfort.’
Victoria told the Irish Mirror that Shane is finding it ‘frustrating’ and wants to get out after being admitted.
Health: The Pogues frontman was rushed to hospital earlier this month where he was being ‘treated for an infection’ (pictured with his wife Victoria)
She said: ‘I’m definitely hoping he gets out this week. He’s a bit frustrated, I think. He finds it very frustrating… he wants to get out.’
The couple have been together for more than 35 years and tied the knot at Copenhagen City Hall in Denmark in November 2018.
The intimate ceremony was attended by their close friend Johnny Depp, who performed.
Hospitalised: Shane, who has used a wheelchair since he broke his pelvis in 2015, has been in and out of hospital in recent years
Recovering: Victoria gave fans a recent update on her husband’s health, tweeting that ‘doctors are confident he will be OK’
The Irish singer-songwriter has had health troubles since he broke his pelvis.
In 2021 he fell and broke a knee, before tearing ligaments in his left knee, never fully recovering from the injuries.
In April he confirmed that he ‘can’t walk any more’.
Wife: Victoria, who married Shane in an intimate ceremony in Copenhagen in 2018 (pictured), asked fans to pray for him earlier this month
He has also been open about his battle with addiction and in 2015 had to get a full set of teeth implants after decades of drinking and drugs destroyed his real ones.
But just last week he seemed in good spirits when he delighted fans by joining TikTok, clocking up 840,000 views for his first video.
He said in the 17-second clip: ‘Welcome to Shane MacGowan on TikTok, I hope you enjoy. God bless, Shane.’
Health scare: Taking to Twitter Victoria shared a picture of Shane smiling and told fans he was back in hospital