In Summary
  • He has been diagnosed with a form of meningitis.
  • Earl won’t be performing in the near future.
  • Falconer’s bass lines are thought to be at the very heart of UB40’s music.

Through an official statement, UB40 has given an update regarding the health status of their bass player.

Born in Warwickshire, Earl Falconer is an English bass player and singer with reggae band UB40.

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Earl’s Health Update

Earl Falconer performing at UB40’s Christmas Show (Photo Courtesy)

 

The legendary bass player fell ill after his return from a holiday in Ibiza,

‘’Upon his return from a holiday in Ibiza recently, our brother and legendary bass player Earl Falconer fell ill and was hospitalized. He was diagnosed with a form of meningitis.’’ Read the statement partially!

The bass player who has been in hospital for a number of weeks in now at home resting.

”Despite being seriously ill in hospital for a number of weeks, Earl is now at home resting and expected to make a full recovery. For this reason, Earl won’t be performing in the near future.” Further read the statement

The band thanks the medical staff who have taken good care for Earl.

”We want to say a huge thank you to the NHS, the wonderful ICU staff and Ward 4 staff, at Wallsall Care NHS who cared for Earl and gave him lifesaving treatment. ‘It is thanks to them, that Earl is expected to make a full recovery from this aggressive infection.

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Earl Promises to Return Soon

Earl Falconer has advised person’s above 65 to get inoculated for meningitis.

“I want to say on a personal note to anybody who is 65 and over, to please get inoculated for meningitis. You should be automatically contacted by your GP once you reach 65. I was due to have my injection this coming January, so I was a bit unlucky, missing it by a few months.

He has promised his fans that he will be back soon.

‘’I will definitely be back as soon as humanly possible. Thanks for all the lovely messages and support from family, friends and fans.’’

UB40 is one the most successful international acts in the world, selling more than 70 million albums worldwide.

Falconer’s bass lines are thought to be at the very heart of UB40’s music.

 

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