Friend of Louder Than War and one of the great cult figures in the UK underground – Television Personalities’ Dan Treacy is ‘critically ill’ and in hospital. Dan is in intensive care and being treated in London.
The singer is in intensive care after undergoing major surgery to remove a blood clot to his brain, and has been in an induced coma for the last 48 hours.
A statement released by Television Personalities members TexasBob Juarez, Mike Stone and Arnau Obiols said:
‘The band is very much concerned for our dear friend and Brother Daniel at this time, and we are all praying for a recovery.’
The TVP’s arrived in the post punk period with their witty songs and lo fi production values that added to their charm. ‘Where’s Bill Grundy Now’ and ‘I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives’ are both recognised classics but the one we really love is the later single, ‘How I Learned To Love The Bomb’.
Thee first full-length Television Personalities album ‘And Don’t The Kids Just Love It’ was released in 1980.
A police investigation is reportedly underway concerning the injury.