Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

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.

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