We Can Help Denny Laine Play Guitar Again
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A fundraising campaign for Moody Blues and Wings veteran Denny Laine was launched by his wife to help him with his recovery from a medical condition.
In recent months, Laine has endured a series of health issues that have left him “too weak” to play guitar. His spouse, Elizabeth Hines, sets up a GoFundMe project hoping to have his husband home and play guitar again by his coming 79th birthday next month. Hines noted:
“For the past two months, he’s been in and out of the hospital concerning an illness in his lungs that developed after his short bout with COVID last year.
“He’s had multiple tests, X-rays and scans that are ongoing, along with three surgeries, most recently for a collapsed lung, which includes an inserted chest tube that is temporarily needed until his lung heals. He recently contracted a bacterial infection in his blood, which he is still battling, but seems to be under control.”
Hines added that Laine needs “several weeks of physical and occupational rehabilitation.” The recovery process of Laine is expected to cost more due to his inability to fly or undertake long-distance car journeys, and not having medical insurance. She said:
“I’m asking for financial help to get Denny the medical care and recovery time he requires.
“It’s important he concentrates on healing during this time. Our goal is to have Gypsy Den home in time for his birthday, Oct. 29. He wants to be able to play his guitar again. Presently, he’s too weak.”
In an interview with the Naples Daily News, Hines told their local paper:
“Denny doesn’t like to be caged up.
“So there’s nothing worse for him than having to sit still in a hospital bed.”
Laine had to cancel two concerts. Hines mentioned:
“He never cancels or postpones. The show must go on. … When he was in Wings, he went on with a 102-degree fever.”
The fundraising campaign has achieved $16,000 of the $100,000 target so far.