This just in from Red Grape. I know the “Wonderful Life” Hit Maker and his manager Kerry (she married a MacColl) through Boo Hewerdine and he’s a lovely chap. I once drove Colin and Boo back from a London gig to Cambridge at 3am and they kept me awake by singing folk songs and cracking terrible jokes.
My thoughts are with him and his. There appears to be something in my eye. Here’s hoping for a swift and thorough recovery.
“Red Grape Records Press Release
BLACK (Aka Colin Vearncombe). We’re very sorry to have to tell you that Colin Vearncombe been involved in a serious car accident and is currently in a stable but critical condition in Cork University hospital. We will keep you updated as soon as we have any significant news but in the meantime would ask you to respect his and his family’s privacy. We know they will appreciate any messages of support you’d like to post on https://www.facebook.com/blackakacolinvearncombe/ and we will of course pass them on.”