Dinosaur David B said:
What is DOUBLE pneumonia?
Bernie asked for the following statement to be released:
“PledgeMusic owe Bernie Torme almost £16,000 which was due last December on completion of his recent ‘Shadowland’ Pledgemusic campaign. Bernie has paid for all recordings, merchandise, CDs and all postage costs to honour his fans' pledges out of his own pocket. He has as yet been unable to pay his musicians, drummer Mik Gaffney and bass player Simon Morton for their work on the album. This has been a very stressful situation for Bernie, exacerbated by the lack of communication coming from Pledge and, despite their promises, no sign of coming through with any solution to clear up the mess they have created.”
Bernie remains in intensive care for virulent double pneumonia.
From Sy Morton (Bernie's bassist)
"I am so damn angry about this. I’m not talking about not being paid, that is the last thing I’m concerned about, I’m talking about the way Bernie has been treated by Pledge Music. And I truly believe that this whole situation has directly led to Bernie being run down, which has in turn led to him being hospitalised.
This is only my opinion, but I think it has some credence."