Thanks for the good wishes folks. I was having trouble with my breathing after a long tour and after seeing a specialist and having a scan they found I had a bad sinus infection and a nose defect which had to be broken and re-set.
I spent ten days in hospital, and the nature of the operation meant that I could't fly for four weeks, I was also told not to sing for
some weeks untill the nose was stable.
The voice was badly affected at first but now it's allmost back to normal, but the breathing is great.
I have a sick note till the end of June and then I can play a full gig again.
The one bonus was that as I didn't go to Australia I was able to
spend a very enjoyable weekend with Jim Maclean in Rothenburg.