Get Well Soon Clive Barker

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Get Well Soon Clive BarkerIt’s easy to forget just how fragile we are, but every now and again an event occurs that serves as a reminder that we should live every day to its fullest. Case in point: what happened to Clive Barker a couple of weeks ago.

About 15 days ago Barker posted the following to his Twitter account: “Dear Friends, I’ve had some medical issues that have recently forced me away from my beloved desk and into the hospital. But do not worry … I will be home soon and back to causing trouble! My apologies for being off the radar!”

After that there was nothing but silence… until today when Barker resurfaced with this harrowing tale that thankfully had a happy ending.

“My friends,Clive here.I’m at home now after a while in hospital,thanks to a nearly fatal case of Toxic Shock brought on by a visit to my dentist. Apparently this is not uncommon. In my case the dental work unloaded such a spillage of poisonous bacteria into my blood that my whole system crashed, putting me into a coma. I spent several days in Intensive Care, with a machine breathing for me. Later, my Doctors said that they had not anticipated a happy ending until I started to fight, repeatedly pulling out the tubes that I was constantly gagging on. After a few days of nightmarish delusions I woke up to my life again, tired, twenty pounds lighter, but happy to be back from a very dark place. And here in the world I intend to stay. I’ve books to write, films to make and paintings to paint. I seem to have come home with my sight clearer somehow, and my sense of purpose intensified. Thank you all for your messages.your prayers and love.What better reason to wake to life than knowing I have such friends? Again,thank you. My love to you always. Clive.

Phew, talk about a close call. Get well soon, Clive. You’re a feisty one, and the world is a delightfully darker place with you in it!

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  • DavidFullam

    Fight on Clive!

  • MagusMaleficus

    I just about shit a brick when I heard about this. Damned happy he didn’t kick the bucket.

  • kiddcapone

    I hope this doesn’t put his appearance at the Monster-Mania con this August in jeopardy…I have a few things I need him to sign for my horror vault of goodies…