Pogues' singer Shane MacGowan in hospital following recent health trouble

Shane MacGowan has been in and out of hospital for years. Credit: PA

The Pogues' singer Shane MacGowan has been taken into hospital, according to his wife.

The 64-year-old frontman has used a wheelchair since breaking his pelvis in 2015 and has been in and out of hospital in recent years.

In a Twitter post on Monday, his wife Victoria May Clarke shared a picture of Shane and asked fans to 'send prayers' and 'healing vibes'.

There was an outpouring of love from fans with one saying "God bless ya Shane, absolute legend, here's hoping for a speedy recovery".

Another fan said: "Sending very best wishes and prayers for a speedy homecoming from hospital and recovery from illness to Shane, Victoria. Thinking of you both at this time."The Fairytale of New York singer has battled a number of health issues over the years. He broke a knee in 2021 and later tore ligaments.

He was never able to fully recover from the injuries and confirmed in April 2022 that he was no longer able to walk.

The Kent-born singer has also been open about his addiction battle, which saw him have to get teeth implants after years of drink and drugs destroyed his real teeth.

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