It seems Kinks frontman Ray Davies was more badly hurt than originally
thought when he was shot as he chased a mugger back in January. At the time
reports suggested Davies would quickly recover after being shot in the leg, but yesterday his people admitted he had to pull out of a Tibet House charity gig in New York this week on medical grounds.
A spokesman for the singer told reporters: “Ray has been advised by his
medical and insurance advisers that he cannot appear at the Tibet House due
to the injuries he received in January. These injuries were more serious than originally broadcast in the media and Ray is still undergoing treatment. However, he is hoping to return to the UK soon.”
Davies was due to perform alongside David Byrne and a host of other acts at
the 14th annual Tibet House benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. It is hoped he will be fit enough for a series of UK gigs planned for April.