For quite a few years now I have been experiencing pain in my hips.
Recently I was diagnosed with Osteo Arthritis. This week is the time for me to have this rectified. I go into hospital on Thursday to have the joint re-lined, I will be in for 3-4 days and recuperating for 4-5 weeks - this means I will be unavailable for work for the whole of November and, perhaps, a little longer.
However, this does not mean I am retiring. As long as Pariss can haul her saggy ass onto a stage and either stand up or hop on a chair, she will.
I have completely rejigged the act so that I no longer rush around the stage or rely on dressing rooms (haha) being close by. I now do all my costume changes onstage, in full view of the audience.
So, all those who were writing me off, in the words of the immortal Shirley McLaine, I'm still here! I look forward to working for and with all of you in a few weeks