Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 7 May 2015

James Galway back on the stage after injury

Sir James Galway has made a complete recovery after breaking his arm and will be playing on stage this Saturday night for the first time since Christmas, he has revealed.

The international flautist (70) broke his right arm and fractured his left wrist in an early morning tumble last December just after he had returned home to Switzerland.

“I spent Christmas in the Kanton hospital in Lucerne where I was rushed after the fall and I had five screws inserted in my arm,” he said.

“The accident happened because I couldn't sleep, so I climbed out of bed at six o'clock in the morning and was about to go down the stairs in the dark to read my Bible when I lost my footing and careered right to the bottom.“

Sir James said he had just been to hospital for therapy and a CAT scan and had been given the all clear.

The comeback concert will be in the packed ballroom of a hotel in St Moritz, Switzerland. He will then launch his delayed European tour in Milan on April 19.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Taurus:

You have an opportunity to make money from your handiwork. This is a great time to show the fruits of your labour to a publisher, gallery manager or boutique owner. If you enjoy cooking, devise a delicious recipe that is easy to enjoy on the go. So few people have time to treat themselves to a good meal. By providing them with nutritious food that can be taken anywhere, you'll make a big profit.More