just a quick update on things and how they're getting on!
last week, i was rexrayed and told (once again) that the surgeon had done an amazing job (thats 3 different people that have told me how good this guys surgery was). with any severe elbow injury, it's very important to get the damaged muscles moving as quickly as possible, so they've taken off the cast and given me a sling to hold my arm at a comfortable angle. the muscles were so damaged that i couldn't even move my fingers as well as my wrist, elbow and shoulder. at the moment, i've got my hand moving again, i can move my elbow about 30 degrees but i cant move my wrist at all yet. they thought i might have broken my wrist, but i haven't, but they still can't figure out exactly what's wrong with it yet, which is making me shit myself a little, but i guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.
reading/leeds & rock en seine!:
we are treating these shows as a test to see what i can do comfortably (not only the show but all the traveling etc etc). we don't want to cancel any more shows than we have to, but at the same time, we have to be careful not to push this fucking arm too hard, as that could be an even worse set back! weh!
for these 3 festivals (and probably more) our tour manager and drummer extraordinaire scott simpson will be helping out with extra drumming stuff (he does this for us sometimes anyway) so you guys out front will still have the DRUMPUMPS in yr lovely ears.
the irony is that i've dangled from 15 ft balconies, swung from lighting rigs and rafters (literally), beat ricky wilson at 'do something dangerous' every night for a month and generally been an absolute clown, throwing myself off anything i was able to climb - yet stepping off a 2 ft stage and catching my foot causes all this. fucking typical, eh?
i'd like to thank everyone who has sent me 'get wells' in the past few weeks, it really means a lot and it's made this much easier to deal with. thanks, i love you.