Up til now, I have deliberately not speculated about George’s condition after his accident. This remains my position. I simply wish him a full and speedy recovery. In the last couple of blogs, I have commented on the low quality of the press coverage. In this blog, I want to say a couple of things about some of the fan reaction. I hope people will take this in the constructive spirit in which it’s offered. There are some common threads that seem to be developing. Here they are, along with my responses (for what they’re worth).
Why hasn’t George’s team let people know what’s happening?
Well, they have. They’ve said that he’s fine, and that his extended stay in hospital was solely a precautionary measure. That’s as opposed to his condition being life-threatening. From day one, they could not have been more clear about this. This is either true or it’s not. They have been clear though.
But his fans love him, they deserve to know more details. In fact, the support they’ve given to George over the years means they’ve earned the right to know more.
I really don’t understand this one. How is George’s health a matter for anyone other than George or his loved ones? I understand that people are worried and wonder how he’s doing. That’s natural.It doesn’t give anyone a right to know anything though. Surely the details are a private matter.
But we don’t believe what they’re saying – they weren’t honest about George’s condition when he had pneumonia. If George is really OK, he should talk to the media or go on Twitter to prove it.
Why? He doesn’t owe anyone that. For sure, there are reasons for the radio silence on the part of those closest to George. We don’t know what they are, though, and they don’t have to be anything bad. For example, it could just be they want to protect George’s privacy at this time, especially from the media.
The bottom line is – everyone in George’s close circle knows how much his fans love him, and how loyal they are to him. One way or another, I’m sure it won’t be long before everyone learns more about what happened and how George is. My suggestion, and it’s only a suggestion, is just to give them the space they need at the moment.