Mystery Jets’ Blaine Harrison shares health update after new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ and all UK tour dates were postponed

Frontman was hospitalised with an infection

Mystery Jets frontman Blaine Harrison has told fans he has finally returned home after undergoing surgery to treat an infection.

The singer revealed earlier this month that he had been forced to postpone the release of their forthcoming new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ and all forthcoming UK tour dates, after he was taken to hospital.

At the time, in a post on their official Twitter page, he wrote: “It is with a lump in my throat that I bring you the following news from my bed at Chelsea and Westminster hospital, a place that has become something of a home for me over the years.

“Early on Saturday morning (September 14), I awoke with a swelling in my thigh and a temperature in the high thirties. Upon arrival at A&E I was put straight onto the emergency operation list to halt an infection close to my bone from spreading around my body.”

He added: “We have decided to reluctantly postpone the release of ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ to the beginning of next year including instore shows and the UK tour. We believe in these songs too much to not give them our all, and love our fans too much to not bring the show you deserve.”

Now, the frontman has shared a new update on the band’s Twitter page, which you can read in full below, in which he wrote: “I’m delighted to say after two rounds of surgery and a week’s stay under the watchful eyes of the incredible nurses of the St Mary’s Abbot Ward at Chelsea and Westminster hospital, I am now happily home and healing up.

“As whenever, I’ve been struck down, I am lost for words when it comes to expressing my gratitude for the NHS. These three letters stir a feeling in those of us who’s lives it has saved time and time again. Because they remind us that anyone can get sick or become disabled at any time – and should the worst happen, whatever your situation and background, the NHS will be there for you.”

He went to say he wanted to thank the fans from “the bottom of my heart” and added: “My road to resumption will almost entirely consist of hanging out in my pyjamas on the couch for the next few months, but to make the most of that time we are going to be exploring the themes of the album in other ways, details of which we are hyped to share with you soon.”

‘A Billion Heartbeats’ was due to be released tomorrow (September 27), with their UK tour due to kick off at Cambridge Junction on November 5 before wrapping up at Shepherds Bush O2 Empire on November 20.

The band also recently released new single ‘History Has Its Eyes On You’ which was inspired by the 2017’s Women’s March.