Martyn’s Fence Folly

Martyn’s Fence Folly

JOHN MARTYN’s determined efforts to update his ‘laid back’ image of the Seventies backfired on him last week when he attempted to vault a fence by his Scottish cottage which collapsed on him. Martyn fell on a broken post and fractured several ribs, one of which pierced a lung. He will now be laid up as opposed to laid back or even laidout for several weeks in hospital and a projected American tour has had to be cancelled while recording sessions for his next album have been delayed. But, assuming his period of convalescence doesn’t drive him back to his previous image, a tour of England in September with his band will go ahead as scheduled.

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1 May 1982