The number of wonderful messages arriving to be passed on to DSB is overwhelming!
Some fans are in tears. But don’t get too upset because (by reports) Dame Shirley is recovering.
Let’s hope we’ll soon be getting an update. Meanwhile I’m holding the BIG greetings card open to fans for another 24 hours.
So if you want to join the fans who have sent such heartfelt wishes, please send your message now.
This medical crisis proves yet again how caring her fans are.
# If and when # Dame Shirley reads your e-mails she will be lifted by the outpouring of love. She is more than a singer, she hold a special place in our hearts. We can only imagine how much pain and anxiety she had been through in the past few days.
It’s impossible to reply to each fan, so thank you.
And to all the fans who are suffering from bad health or debilities, those warm wishes go to you equally as much.
Further to the previous page, Dame Shirley is in good hands at The Princess Grace Hospital Centre (French: Le Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace) located in the west part of Monaco.
It was renamed in 1958 after Princess Grace who was a great humanitarian. Coincidentally, she died there as a result from injuries caused by a car accident in 1982.
The hospital’s web site
We’re not sure if DSB wants flowers and cards, but here’s the address for wellwishers:
CENTRE HOSPITALIER PRINCESSE GRACE
1, Avenue Pasteur
BP 489 – MC 98012 MONACO Cedex
Every fan hopes Dame Shirley will soon be well enough to go home.
DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY is recovering in the Princess Grace of Monaco private hospital after undergoing an emergency stomach operation.
She was admitted to hospital at 5am last Friday after calling her doctor in the middle of the night complaining of severe abdominal pain.
Doctors diagnosed a blockage in her intestine and she was immediately taken into surgery.
An emergency procedure was performed. Dame Shirley is making a good recovery and doctors are happy with her progress.
Paul Carey, Dame Shirley’s spokesman, said ‘People always remark on how fit she looks. She goes to the gym and she’s very active for a 71 year-old. That’s probably why she was aware straight away that something was wrong’.
The Dame is expected to recover ahead of her scheduled performance at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in London on June 27th.
GET WELL SOON
Many fans have already sent their best wishes to Dame Shirley for a speedy recovery.
If you have a message to pass on, I’m collecting them here to send tomorrow inside a big Get Well Soon card.
They will also be published here.
Bond fans are celebrating Ian Fleming’s 100th birthday today.
Had he not died of a heart attack at age 56 in 1964, he would have been 100 years old on May 28th.
Fleming, of course, is the author of the James Bond books that inspired the movies.
Dame Shirley Bassey’s recording of Goldfinger is incomparable.
Composer John Barry described Goldfinger as “… the craziest song ever. Weird song. We couldn’t have written that song as a song … Shirley Bassey didn’t know what it was about but she sang it with such extraordinary conviction that she convinced the rest of the world that it meant something.”
Exactly! How else could you explain the wildfire success of a song with lyrics like “This heart is cold; he loves only gold”? You can’t – but the performer and the production values are pure gold.
Please visit the Goldfinger page from 6th September 2006 (some of the links no longer work):