Clive Barker Recovering From a Coma

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Mastermind of the classic horror films Hellraiser and Candyman, as well as the author of such fantastic novels like Imajica, Weaveworld, and the young adult series Abarat Clive Barker, suffered for seven days in a coma after a routine dentist appointment.

He recently commented on the incident on his Twitter page.

My friends,Clive here.I’m at home now after a while in hospital,thanks to a nearly fatal case of Toxic Shock brought on by a visit …

…to my dentist.Apparently this is not uncommon.In my case the dental work unloaded such a spillage of poisonous bacteria into my blood..

…into my blood that my whole system crashed,putting me into a coma.I spent several days in Intensive Care,with a machine breathing for me.

..Later,my Doctors said that they had not anticipated a happy ending until I started to fight,repeatedly pulling out the tubes…

…that I was constantly gagging on.After a few days of nightmarish delusions I woke up to my life again,tired,twenty pounds lighter…

..but happy to be back from a very dark place.And here in the world I intend to stay.I’ve books to write ,films to make and paintings ….

…to paint. I seem to have come home with my sight clearer somehow,and my sense of purpose intensified.Thank you all for your messages…

…your prayers and love.What better reason to wake to life than knowing I have such friends? Again,thank you.My love to you always.Clive.

Thankfully, Clive is still alive and kicking. We look forward to the continuation of The Art series, the second book of Galilee and the final two books of Abarat.

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