Showing posts with label SHIRLEY BASSEY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SHIRLEY BASSEY. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Singing icon Shirley Bassey made her first public appearance since a stomach operation earlier this year. The Big Spender singer, 71, underwent emergency surgery in Monaco, France after suffering from abdominal pains last May. Bassey was so ill she was forced to pull out of Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in London England in June. But Shirley made a surprise appearance at the London Fashion Week event on Tuesday in support of designer pal Julien Macdonald. She says, "I’m here because Julien is not only a fellow countryman, he is a good friend."

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Singing icon Shirley Bassey is recovering in a hospital in France after undergoing emergency stomach surgery.The 71-year-old was admitted to the hospital in Monaco, where she now resides, with severe abdominal pains last week. The star’s spokesman Paul Carey says, "Dame Shirley Bassey is recovering well after an emergency operation to relieve stomach complications, after complaining of abdominal pain last week."The Dame was admitted to hospital in Monaco, where she is a resident."Doctors performed an emergency procedure and the Dame is making a good recovery and doctors are happy with her progress." The Welsh star is expected to recover ahead of her scheduled performance at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in London England next month.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Dame Shirley Bassey narrowly escaped a horrific helicopter crash last night. The 70-year-old singer's chopper developed a mechanical fault on the way from the Glastonbury Festival to London and came within inches of hitting pylons and wires before making an emergency landing.The helicopter eventually touched down at 8pm in the grounds of Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey, after horrified onlookers watched it sway over residential houses in dense fog and torrential rain.When she emerged, Bassey told shocked locals: "We are so sorry to have bothered you. May I please use someone's toilet? And a cup of tea would go down a treat."Kind-hearted residents happily opened their homes to shelter the music legend and the five crew members.The helicopter pilot said: "I was losing power and the mist was so thick I couldn't see where I was going. We have had an almighty escape."Earlier, Bassey wowed Glastonbury fans with an incredible set which featured several of her classic hits including 'Big Spender', 'Get The Party Started', 'Goldfinger' and a cover of The Doors song 'Light My Fire'.