Shane MacGowan is home from hospital

Victoria Mary Clarke Shane MacGowan

It looks like Shane MacGowan will be home for Christmas.

The Pogues singer has been hospital for several months after contracting an infection back in June.

Now his wife Victoria Mary Clarke has confirmed that he has been discharged from St Vincents Hospital in Dublin.

He shared a picture of the singer in hospital bed and wrote: “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 .”

Victoria had always been hopeful that Shane would be home in time for Christmas.

And it looks like that will be the case this year.

He has had loads of visitors over the past few weeks including Bono and The Edge, Moya Brennan, Damien Dempsey, Daniel O’Donnell, Imelda May, Mundy and Bobby Gillespie.

Earlier this month, Victoria took to social media to thank followers for their thoughts and prayers during this time.

“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,” she wrote on social media.

She went on to say: “Love and prayers for everyone who is struggling right now hang in there!”

She also shared a beautiful post about the love she has for her husband and her greatest fear of losing him.

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“Love is the most beautiful and powerful thing that we can experience as humans but love can also feel painful especially if you are afraid of losing a person or anything else that you love,” she wrote alongside a picture of her kissing her husband.

“The really really big challenge that we all face is to go beyond what our minds think are the limits of love and what love really is. A lot of the time that thing we call love can more accurately be described as attachment or desire or need or longing or closeness or connection. And all of these are totally valuable and human and we need to acknowledge and appreciate and accept every part of our experience.

“But sometimes when you love very deeply you will find yourself facing terrifying fears of loss that can feel so big and devastating that you don’t know how you can survive them and you can’t imagine life without this person that you love. It’s in these moments when you are staring into the abyss that you have an opportunity to expand your consciousness beyond the limitations of your mind.

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“You have an opportunity to discover more of who you really are and more of who your soul really is and more of your connection with this person who you love. You might alternate between terror and a sense of peace or a feeling of appreciation for what you have in the moment together or grace or gratitude for the love and support that is offered to help you by other people.”

She went on to say: “Fear is an unknown place and this is what makes it so frightening, we make up stories about what is beyond the fear and they are not happy stories. But we can choose to stay present with everything that unfolds and to feel as much as possible in every moment and we can be surprised that there are more moments of beauty and grace and even joy than we ever imagined.

“Stay tuned in to love no matter what is happening in your world and keep inviting all of your angels and guides to support you and know that love is always the best choice!”

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