Because Mr. May is an occasional contributor to this site, I’ve been asked as a courtesy to post this information here.
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As many of you are by now aware, celebrated author and literary critic Sanford May was recently the victim of a brutal attack in the very streets he calls home. Apparently, no headway has been made in the crime’s investigation and local police authorities were unavailable for comment. However, this vicious assault and other factors have left Mr. May suffering from severe exhaustion. He has voluntarily admitted himself to a hospital at an undisclosed location, hoping to make a full recovery in a matter of weeks.
Contrary to some early, unofficial information, Mr. May is neither now, nor has he ever, suffered from addiction to any substances licit or illicit. As part of his inpatient medical treatment, Mr. May is receiving prescription medications as directed by physicians and administered by a qualified nursing staff. Of course Mr. May is cooperating with this pharmaceutical regimen while in the care of the hospital; however this is the extent of the author’s drug use.
When asked this morning how he was feeling, Mr. May remarked candidly, “Well enough. But there was no juice,” the latter part of his statement no doubt a metaphorical reference to the realization that his creative batteries were drained. He wished all his readers well and hopes to return to a regular work schedule “as soon as reasonably possible.” I know you join me in wishing Mr. May a speedy return to physical and emotional health.
The author’s assistant is as usual receiving his e-mail. She regrets that it is impossible to make direct response to each and every well-wisher, but wants Mr. May’s fans to know that he is receiving their messages. For all official media inquiries, please put the word “publicist” in the subject of your e-mail and Mr. May’s assistant will direct your correspondence to my desk.
Again, Mr. May wishes to thank his readers for their support at this difficult time; his doctors expect a brief absence followed by a hasty return to his beloved work.
Mona Sadfrey, Publicity & Representation, Sadfrey Mann Representatives