Mystery Jets frontman Blaine Harrison checked in with fans on the British indie rock group’s MySpace page, offering an update on his hospitilization due to Spina Bifida complications. Blaine writes:
As you may very well have noticed by now, we recently announced the cancellation of our appearances at several UK and European festivals due to illness. I wanted to make the point that there are genuine reasons for us deciding to do so, and also that these were all dates which we had been looking very forward to playing for some time.
I am sat in hospital writing this from my bed, which is where I have been for the past 7 days, and indeed will probably be for seven or so more. The food is rotten and my neighboring inpatient frequently soils his sheets, but I guess things could be worse. The reason I am here is due to pressure sores on my feet, which are common among people who suffer from my disability. They come and go. But having pretty much caned it since we stared touring the record at the beginning of march, my body finally gave in on our recent trip to play at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, where I came off stage and felt the most horrendous fever take over my body. one 15-hour flight later and I came off the plane and straight to A&E where the doctor (a stern Polish madam) put me straight on a ward, and advised, to my horror, that I kiss goodbye to any plans I had for the coming 2 or 3 weeks.
The full post at MySpace has since been removed.