Shane MacGowan hospitalised after breaking his pelvis doing a ‘complicated dance move’

The incident is alleged to have occurred on Wednesday (August 25)

The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan was taken to hospital earlier this week after reportedly breaking his pelvis whilst dancing.

The Irish Mirror reports that MacGowan was rushed to hospital on Wednesday (August 25), with the singer’s partner Victoria Mary Clarke confirming the news via social media.

She tweeted, “Just to say thanks to everyone who sent messages to #shanemacgowan he is grateful! Cranky, but recovering! Fell and broke his pelvis” before revealing to one fan that MacGowan suffered the injury “doing a complicated dance move”.


Clarke later took to Facebook to write, “So many lovely messages for Shane on Facebook!!! He is really moved and is feeling a whole lot better already, thanks to everyone thinking about him! xxxxxxxxx”

The news follows that of MacGowan joining The Libertines onstage in Dublin during July, also allegedly falling asleep during the band’s performance.

MacGowan made a cameo appearance at the 3 Arena in the Irish capital on July 9 just before an encore of ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’, ‘Up The Bracket’, ‘What A Waster’ and ‘I Get Along’.

The Pogues frontman took to the mic to declare his support for the four-piece. He later joined the band onstage at the end of the show for a group hug (see picture below).

Earlier in the set, Pete Doherty joked that he didn’t think MacGowan was enjoying the show.

“I was so thrilled to hear earlier in the day that Shane MacGowan was coming down to watch us, but I just looked over at him and he looked to have fallen asleep,” Doherty told the crowd.


“Shane MacGowan came to see The Libertines and fell asleep!”


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