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June 23, 2009

Doctors and Rolf

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Hi All –

Chris has done some writing & exercises, and played a game with Liesha & friends today, but it’s mostly been a day of doctors – lots of tests and meetings. The good news is that we are now on to the next stage of Chris’ recovery and he will be moving from the hospital tomorrow.

It was nice to see a posting from Rolf de Heer this morning. Chris has been a fan since ‘Bad Boy Bubby’ & we’ve been raving to anyone within earshot about his films for months, Chris having recently purchased a box set – try ‘Ten Canoes’, or, my personal fave, ‘Dance Me to My Song’ …. gorgeous films!

Thanks again for all your comments!


  1.   Richard Paulin — June 23, 2009 @ 8:22 pm    

    Hi Chris

    greetings and best wishes for a speedy recovery from a fellow former inmate of G Floor, Unicol many more years ago than I care to remember!
    Great to see you are on the road to recovery and will soon be making music again

  2.   Craig Petersen — June 23, 2009 @ 8:23 pm    

    Oh man, I only just found out about this! All the best for your recovery, Chris! Great news that you’re able to leave the hospital tomorrow. Thanks Roy for posting all the updates.

    Stay strong and positive! :)

    Craig Petersen

  3.   Toby Morris — June 23, 2009 @ 8:48 pm    

    Hey – so encouraging to hear progress is being made. It’s been said so many times but again you’ve been such a massive source of inspiration and enjoyment over the years for me Chris, you’ve always been a shining example of the type of artist and musician and writer and human being I want to be. Lots of love to Chris and all the family and friends there supporting from here in Amsterdam, there are kiwis everywhere wishing you well.

  4.   Bruce — June 23, 2009 @ 9:03 pm    

    Hi Chris,
    I don’t know what to say that won’t sound trite….so I’ll just say it.

    I was sad to read about your stroke, I’ve been following this BLOG and the progress you are making is heartening. Your music has always been a part of my life since I discovered The Tall Dwarves at 13 years old.Like many people I have no idea how many times I saw you live and recall with great pleasure having the occasional word with you at one gig or another

    I’m living in China now and I made sure that when I came here your music came with me….though the locals are sometimes a bit dumbfounded by your music(Celine Dion is about as adventurous as most people get here……sad huh?) I have succeeded in turning a few onto it via a small club in Beijing that occasionally lets me control the music. You have a few fans here now mate….in fact I met a Chinese guy who actually had some of your music.

    Sorry for the pointless rant….you are an important fixture in my cultural life and I know you will continue to be.

    Be strong Chris
    Lots of love and respect

  5.   Andrew Boak — June 23, 2009 @ 9:13 pm    

    Great news on the current progress. Good wishes and here’s to a speedy recovery.
    Thinking of you all the way from San Frandisco

    Andrew Boak

  6.   Kate and Grant — June 23, 2009 @ 9:14 pm    

    Kia ora Chris and whanau,
    Grant and I just wanted to say Get Well Soon and send our very best wishes and good vibes your way.
    All the best,
    Kate and Grant from Pukerua Bay, Porirua.

  7.   J Thomas — June 23, 2009 @ 9:51 pm    

    Just read this today wishing you a speedy recovery from American Samoa. Chris’ music has been played a lot in the car lately and my daughter (aged 7) said today “Do they have a Singstar Chris Knox?”.LOL. I’m looking forward to its relase.

  8.   Emi Piuila-Afitu — June 23, 2009 @ 10:32 pm    

    Hope you get well soon! (obviously i’m one of those people who’s a bit shit at writing decent things in greeting cards)

  9.   Kay Scarlet — June 23, 2009 @ 10:42 pm    

    Best wishes for your recovery Chris. David Herkt – Auckland journalist – has recently written about his gradual recovery from a stroke. He’s still improving and has regained much of his earlier abilities.

    Read his story on Public Address –

    Cheers, Kay

  10.   will oldham — June 24, 2009 @ 2:56 am    

    hi chris. I am going to bite my tongue a bit here, as you are now such an easy target for some choice pot-shots…

    on a serious note
    you are a shining light as always. now you have taken one for the team. I am hopeful and faithful and grateful for you.

    I’m sure you know, there are many on this side of the planet cheering each bit of good news.

    when you are ready to spit some words out, I’ll take one.


    will o

  11.   david pence — June 24, 2009 @ 3:00 am    

    Hello, Chris and family from a fan in Maine. Tomorrow, on my weekly radio show, I’ll be playing some CK solo and Dwarfs (as I often do), and sending across the waves all my good wishes for new steps each day.

    David Pence
    radio junk drawer
    wednesdays 3 to 5 pm est + 90.9 and 104.1 fm
    smart sound, garage visionaries, and pop with a problem

  12.   Brock Harris — June 24, 2009 @ 3:36 am    

    I just learned of Chris’s condition yesterday while looking for what he’s doing now and the internet, and was heartsick to learn of his stroke. I am from Louisiana in the USA, and am a very big fan of his work, and just him as a person. I am sending the very best wishes to him, Barbara, John, and Leisha in this difficult time in their lives. His influence is world wide and we love him!

  13.   Roger Horrocks — June 24, 2009 @ 5:14 am    

    Hi Roy
    It’s good that you are doing the blog. We are overseas at the moment (in New York) and are pleased to get news through your blog that Chris seems to be on the mend. If you get a chance could you please give him our very best wishes. We left just after the initial news of his stroke and have been very concerned.
    All the best,
    Roger and Shirley Horrocks

  14.   Lee McAlilly — June 24, 2009 @ 6:28 am    


    Hi, I recently found your blog via Twitter and wanted to reach out. I’m the blog coordinator for We’re currently recruiting patients and experts to write a weekly blog post about their experiences with a stroke and I thought you might be interested.

Everyday Health has over 25 million monthly unique visitors to their website, and there is a lot of potential exposure and traffic to come from blogging with the market leader in online health information. It’s also an excellent platform to promote awareness about strokes and any non-profits or other related entities.

    Let me know if this is something that you’re interested in and might like to talk more about.

    Thanks so much!

    Lee McAlilly

  15.   Roger Langridge — June 24, 2009 @ 8:05 am    

    Chris, hi from across the other side of the world. I only just found out about your condition. Wishing you all the luck, willpower and medical wizardry necessary for a swift recovery. Your work continues to be an inspiration to me and countless others. Best wishes to your family as well, for having to cope at a difficult time. Now I’m going to play “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” as loudly as the neighbours will let me get away with.

  16.   Peter Janes — June 24, 2009 @ 10:57 am    

    hey chris and support team…thinking of you down here in the heartland…all the best at home…i’m due in auck next week so i’ll make a personal visit soon…

  17.   Paul Luker — June 24, 2009 @ 12:34 pm    

    Hi Chris and family
    Stoked to hear of your progress and impending shift, feeling sorry that I have not visited again (for myself!) – caught a pig of a cold (given it ?) – think the last thing you or family need is my miserable self being generous with it!
    Paul Luker

  18.   allison — June 24, 2009 @ 12:54 pm    

    I’m so glad for you all that Chris is leaving the hospital today, it’s one big HUGE step on the road to his recovery…much love from down south

  19.   errol — June 24, 2009 @ 1:24 pm    

    Wonderful news!

    xo errol

  20.   Tim Kelton — June 24, 2009 @ 3:10 pm    

    Hi Chris,
    wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery! Thanks for the many years of wonderful music,
    I’m going to play some of your material & also Tall Dwarves on my radio show this afternoon.
    Regards from Adelaide. S.A.

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