Sixties Star Smith Will Never Walk Again

DAVE CLARK FIVE's frontman MIKE SMITH has been told he'll never walk again - following an accident in 2003 which left him paralysed from the waist down.

The BITS AND PIECES singer broke his neck in a fall from a fence at his former house in Spain.

He moved back to his native Britain after the injury and has spent the last two years in a London hospital, where he's on a ventilator to assist his breathing because of lung damage he sustained from the accident.

And doctors have now told the 61-year-old his legs will never work again.

The 1960's star's wife ARLENE GOREK says, "He's been in the hospital ever since.

"It's been really, really scary. I've almost lost him three different times."

20/07/2005 02:46

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Dear Mike.I am aged 49 now and have been bred on DC5 music since circa 1964. Dave's drumming and your voice, superb.It always inspired me to other things in life as well as music.I know things aint so good now my friend, and I do not use the term, friend, loosly.You have been in my houseold for 40+years and I pray one day you will recover and, as I wish you all the best, may I thank you once again for all the memories. Because, because I I love you.Take care
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Hi - sending good wishes from fans from 60's. Just read on spinal research site re your injury. My daughter had similar three years ago. Now lives, with the help of carers independently. Anything we can do ..........M.S.T.
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Hope you are as well as can be expected. You've given the world so much joy and happiness, let's hope some of it comes back your way.A devoted listener...Cheryl
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hi mike remember me raymond lamey or also known as lou, i lived at 39 angel road.n18 moved to langehedge lane,your mum and dad lived above me,before you brought them a house in hertford, so sorry to hear about all your problems if you remember me it will be nice to hear from you,
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dear mike my thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family. i grew up your music in the sixties. just keep the faith and you shall walk again. janine
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