Pat Fish of The Jazz Butcher is currently recovering from an unspecified illness earlier this year, his recovery has meant that he is unable to work at present.
To help his recovery Will Carruthers formerly of Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized has launched a Go Fund Me campaign to help raise funds to cover expenses for his recuperation. The Go Fund Me page states:“Pat Fish, aka. Mr Jazz Butcher, aka. The Almost Abstemious Bohemian Godfather of the New Barcelona, NN1 Northampton has been unwell. This will come as a bit of a shock to those of you who may have thought that he was always slightly unwell, which is just a matter of opinion anyway. “Fishy’s recent bout of unwellness has NOT, unfortunately, been a matter of opinion .” “Despite his recent brush with inconvenient unwellness, Pat has, unsurprisingly, remained Fishily stoic throughout. Perhaps a little too stoic. He hardly told a soul about it all. But then, as he himself said, “Sure, what else is there to do of a January and February but go to the radiology department anyway?” “I suppose at this point I should start reassuring some of you that Pat does seem to have seen off the reaper this time, and he has been responding well to treatment. He remains “Cautiously optimistic.” “ “Pat is a musician and, consequently he is a little on the light side of comfortably off sometimes. Understandably, this is one of those times. It’s kind of difficult to hit the stage and entertain the people when there are medical necessities that need attending to. “ “Pat has asked me to point out that this fundraiser is not to pay for his actual medical treatment, (though recovery might be said to be a large part pf treatment), because, thankfully, we live in a country in which it is not always necessary to sell one of your kidneys to afford the medicine to make the other kidney better. We have free healthcare, and the very fine people at Northampton hospital have been doing their utmost to keep the Butcher, butchering, which is how we like him .”
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