Clive Barker Wakes From Coma

Try to imagine a world without Pinhead, Cenobites, or the macabre sadistic realm created by the horror visionary, Clive Barker. You can’t, right? Well, according to Barker, the horror world came very close to losing the brutal writer, artist and filmmaker when he recently fell into a coma. Fear not folks! He’s awake now. Obviously.

The creepy Brit took to his Twitter account to inform his fans that for the past week he has been lying unconscious in a hospital bed, practically on life support. Barker explained that a trip to the dentist was where the madness all started.

Barker tweeted that his dental work caused his body to go into toxic shock, explaining, “In my case the dental work unloaded such a spillage of poisonous bacteria into my blood that my whole system crashed, putting me into a coma. I spent several days in Intensive Care, with a machine breathing for me.”

The horror icon continued to explain that his outcome looked grim until he began fighting back, repeatedly pulling out the tubes that were stuck down his throat. He described his days in the coma as being filled with “nightmarish delusions” to which he is happy to have overcome. The man can make describing a coma sound interesting and grotesque–Um, I love you Clive.

The 60 year-old explained that he is happy to be back from the clutches of death and now has to get back to working on more books, films, and paintings.

Wait, so you’re telling me that not only do I have to fear the dentist for the scary friggin drills and needles that come at me…I have to fear being put into a coma as well?! Thank you Clive Barker for helping me to add another paranoid delusion onto my very long list. 

Thank God you’re back and get well soon!


  1. Aaron

    "The man can make describing a coma sound interesting and grotesque"

    HA! I was thinking the same thing as I was reading that. It sounded like an excerpt from one of his books or something. Anyway, I'm glad to hear he's doing alright. I keep forgetting he's getting up there in age. It will be a sad day when we inevitably lose this brilliant mind.

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