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huge setback Victoria Mary Clarke says husband Shane MacGowan has had 'another accident'

'I keep asking the angels to guide me through and get me to some joy'


Victoria Mary Clarke Pic Instagram

Victoria Mary Clarke Pic Instagram

Victoria Mary Clarke Pic Instagram

Victoria Mary Clarke has written a poignant message on Instagram expressing her fears and hurt after husband Pogues singer Shane MacGowan suffered “another accident” that “seemed like a huge setback”.

Victoria said she had “been taking a bit of an inward journey in the last few days”, following the incident that she doesn’t elaborate on.

“Shane had another accident and it seemed like a huge setback because he was doing really, really well,” she wrote.

“Sometimes it can feel very fucked up and depressing and frustrating to see your loved ones being knocked down and having to keep picking themselves back up!

“And you can feel angry and upset and frustrated with life and confused like WTFingF?!!!!

“But I keep asking the angels to guide me through and get me to some joy. They work their little invisible asses off sometimes but if you really, really want to feel at peace in your life you have to be able to absorb the punches?”

Victoria was recently forced to comment on claims in a new biography about the Pogues frontman in which his old friend Sinéad O’Connor expressed fears for his life because of long-term drug use.

O'Connor told MacGowan’s biographer, Richard Balls, that he won’t have a much-needed operation that would allow him to walk because he’d miss his drug fix in the hospital.

“He won’t (walk) because he doesn’t want to go into hospital because he can’t have all his drugs when he’s in hospital. That’s why he won’t go in for the other surgery. There is no reason for him not to be able to walk right now, except that he gave up,” Sinéad says in the book titled "A Furious Devotion: The Authorised Story of Shane MacGowan".

“I saw him five years ago, a man that had given up. His bed is faced towards his television, it looks like a coffin.

"On one side he’s got his drink, and on the other his drugs, he’s got the remote and he just sits there 24/7.”

Sinéad claimed her friend has no appetite for life.

“He doesn’t want to live or he wouldn’t be doing all the drugs. Nobody doing all these things wants to live, whether it’s the tramp in the street, the guy in the apartment or whether it’s Shane,” she said.

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Victoria described the comments as “total nonsense”.

“Absolutely not true,” she said. “Shane MacGowan is very happy with his life and very motivated!

“I think it’s important to remember that when people are struggling with depression or addiction it doesn’t help to judge them and it’s definitely not helpful for their loved ones who like me have also got challenges and need encouragement to get through,” Clarke said.

However, in the new Instagram post she adds that you have to “roll with whatever is happening and accept yourself and everyone else no matter how upset everyone gets”.

“And ultimately peace of mind is being ok with whatever happens and being able to find your centre and your stillness and your connection with your soul and your heart and your love… for every single aspect of your crazy life no matter how messy it looks and how you feel? Of course it always helps to be able wrap yourself up in a cashmere scarf with your angels all over it!”

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