He's been in hospital for months but The Pogues' frontman Shane MacGowan was overjoyed to receive a visit from singer Imelda May.
Shane's wife Victoria shared an image of the two reuniting, thanking Imelda for the visit. Shane, who has been diagnosed with viral encephalitis, a life-threatening condition that leads to brain swelling, is said to be so happy to see Imelda.
The 65-year-old singer has been in and out of the hospital and was readmitted in June, but there have been no further health updates from Victoria.
Victoria expressed her desire for Shane to be allowed to go home for Christmas, as his song "Fairytale of New York" is a famous festive hit.
During his hospital stay, Shane has received visits from several A-listers, including country singer Daniel O'Donnell and Primal Scream legend Bobby Gillsepie.
Last Friday, Victoria shared a major health update, revealing that Shane is feeling much better. She expressed her gratitude to everyone who is wishing him well and hoping for his return home for Christmas.
Shane was visited in the hospital by his former bandmates Spider Stacy and Terry Woods, who played the tin whistle and guitar/mandolin, respectively, in The Pogues.
Shane MacGowan is most famous as the frontman of Celtic punk band The Pogues and has performed with musicians such as Kirsty MacColl, Sinéad O'Connor, and Nick Cave.
His battle with viral encephalitis follows a long list of medical mishaps, including falls resulting in a broken pelvis and knees. He has also struggled with a heroin addiction, among other challenges.
Despite the health struggles, Shane has remained an influential figure in the music industry, collaborating with various artists and contributing to iconic songs such as "Fairytale of New York."
Encephalitis is a serious condition in which the brain becomes inflamed, and it requires urgent treatment in the hospital. While Shane's specific condition is unknown, his wife has expressed optimism and gratitude for the support they have received.
Fans have been sending well wishes and hoping for Shane's speedy recovery, as they remember his impactful contributions to the music world.
In the face of these health challenges, Shane's wife Victoria has been sharing updates and reflections on love, gratitude, and the power of staying present with one's emotions.
As the holiday season approaches, many continue to send prayers and healing vibes to Shane, hoping that he can return home and celebrate Christmas with his loved ones.